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, 2023


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 presented.


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 non-profit 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 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


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

ACS National Awards Program
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036

2023 Recipient Scott E. Denmark
2023 Recipient Scott E. Denmark (Center) is Presented with His Award by Judith Giordan, ACS President (Left) and Teri Quinn Gray, ACS Board of Directors (Right)
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