ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the science of analytical chemistry, pure or applied, carried out in the United States or Canada.


The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.


A nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to analytical chemistry. Special consideration will be given to independence of thought and originality, or to the importance of the work when applied to public welfare, economics, or the needs and desires of humanity. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, 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.


Division of Analytical Chemistry


The Division of Analytical Chemistry began sponsoring the award in 2022. The Battelle Memorial Institute sponsored the award from 2004-2021. The ACS sponsored the award in 2003. The Fisher Scientific Co. established the award in 1947 and continued sponsorship through 2002.

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 Frances S. Ligler presented with her award
2022 recipient Frances S. Ligler (center) is presented her award by Rebecca Zangmeister (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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