ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize outstanding contributions to chemical research in the industrial context. Significant creative contribution to chemistry in any field of chemical, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, or biochemical research is appropriate.


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. The ACS Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) will be the primary sponsor in 2012 and 2014 and the ACS Division of Business Development and Management (BMGT) will be the primary sponsor in 2013. The division that is not the primary sponsor will be a co-sponsor.


Any chemical researcher whose primary employer was industrial when the work was done and who was based in North America is eligible. 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 (Presented biennially in even-numbered years)

How to Apply

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


The ACS Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry


The ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) began sponsoring this award in 2016. The ACS Division of Business Development and Management (BMGT) and the I&EC cosponsored the award from 2012-2015. BMGT and the ACS cosponsored the award in 2011. BMGT began sponsoring the award in 2003 and began a partnership with the Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates, Inc. (SOCMA) in 2007 to 2010 to co-sponsor the award. The ACS financed the award in 2001 and 2002. Akzo Chemicals, Inc. established the award in 1989 and sponsored it until 2000.

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 Jerzy Klosin presented with his award
2022 recipient Jerzy Klosin (center) is presented his award by George Stanley (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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