ACS Award in Pure Chemistry
Award at a Glance
To recognize and encourage fundamental research in pure chemistry carried out in North America by young men and women.
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 fewer than 10 years of experience since his/her terminal degree and must have accomplished research of unusual merit for an individual on the threshold of her or his career. Special consideration is given to independence of thought and originality in the research, which must have been carried out in North America. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, 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.
Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity and the Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation
In 1940, Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity assumed the financial obligation and has continued its support.The award was established in 1931 by A. C. Langmuir and was supported by A.C. and Irving Langmuir through 1937. In 1938, James Kendall financed the prize. No award was made in 1939.
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