Arthur C. Cope Award

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional, Institution
Category National Awards
Amount$25,000 + $150,000 to institution
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022


To recognize outstanding achievement in the field of organic chemistry, the significance of which has become apparent within the five years preceding the year in which the award will be considered.


The award consists of $25,000, a medallion with a presentation box, and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the ACS Spring Meeting at which the award will be presented and to the ACS Fall Meeting to deliver an award address will be reimbursed. The medallion will be presented during the award address.

An unrestricted grant-in-aid of $150,000 for research in organic chemistry, under the direction of the recipient, designated as an Arthur C. Cope Fund Grant, will be made to any university or nonprofit institution selected by the recipient. A recipient may choose to assign the Arthur C. Cope Fund Grant to an institution for use by others for research or education in organic chemistry.


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. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


The Arthur C. Cope Fund


In 1972, the ACS Board of Directors accepted responsibility for administering an award created under the terms of the will of Arthur C. Cope.

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 Veronique Gouverneur presented with his award
2022 recipient Véronique Gouverneur (center) is presented with her award by Paul W. Jagodzinkski (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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