ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Industry, Faculty, Chemistry Professional, International
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + Expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2024


To recognize and encourage fundamental research in the field of inorganic chemistry.


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 accomplished outstanding research in the preparation, properties, reactions, or structure of inorganic substances. Special consideration will be given to independence of thought and originality. 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 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


Sponsored by MerckMillipore (A Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)


The award was established in 1960 by Texas Instruments, Inc. Monsanto Co. sponsored the award from 1976 to 1997. No award was given in 1977. MerckMillipore (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), formerly Aldrich Chemical Company LLC and MilliporeSigma, began sponsoring the award in 1998.

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2024 Inorganic Chemistry Award Recipient Frank Neese
2024 Recipient Frank Neese (Center) is Presented with His Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Carolyn Ribes, Board of Directors (Right)
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