Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize outstanding contributions to research in medicinal 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. The award is presented biennially in even-numbered years and the recipient will present an award address at the spring meeting of the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry.


The award will be granted for outstanding contributions in the field of medicinal chemistry 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 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


Gilead Sciences, Inc.


GlaxoSmithKline established the Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry in 1978. Gilead Sciences, Inc. began sponsoring the award in 2016.

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2024 Burger Award Recipient Yvonne Connolly Martin
2024 Recipient Yvonne Connolly Martin (Attending Virtually) is Presented with Her Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Sponsor Representative Williams Watkins
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