Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Industry, Chemistry Professional, Faculty
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. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


Gilead Sciences, Inc.


Gilead Sciences, Inc. began sponsoring the award in 2016. GlaxoSmithKline established the award in 1978.

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 Nicholas A. Meanwell presented with his award
2022 recipient Nicholas A. Meanwell (center) is presented his award by William Watkins (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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