ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of lnorganic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022


To recognize individuals who advanced inorganic chemistry by significant service in addition to performance of outstanding research.


The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.


A nominee must have demonstrated extensive contributions to the advancement of inorganic chemistry. Activities recognized by the award may include such fields as teaching, writing, research, and administration. The nominee must be an ACS member. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.


November 1 (annual review)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


Strem Chemicals part of Ascensus Specialties


Strem Chemicals part of Ascensus Specialties assumed sponsorship of the award in 1998. Mallinckrodt, Inc. supported the award from 1965 to 1997. The award, established in 1963, was supported by funds provided by anonymous donors for the first two years.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008

photo of Sijbren Otto presented with his award
2022 recipient Sijbren Otto, attending virtually, is presented with his award by Carol A. Mulrooney (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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