Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
Award at a Glance
To recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.
The award consists of $5,000, a certificate, and a $40,000 unrestricted research grant to be assigned by the recipient to any university or non-profit institution. The recipient is required to deliver an award address at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the ACS Fall Meeting will be reimbursed.
The recipient may also be invited to make a presentation at an ACS regional meeting in the year following the Arthur C. Cope Symposium. In support of this presentation, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry will provide a $500 honorarium and reasonable travel expenses to the regional meeting.
Ten Arthur C. Cope Scholars will be named annually in three categories: two individuals who have less than ten years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Early Career Scholars Award, four individuals who have 10 to 25 years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Mid Career Scholars Award, and four individuals who have 25 plus years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholars Award. No individual may receive a second Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. Recipients of an Arthur C. Cope Award are also ineligible to be named an Arthur C. Cope Scholar.
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 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.
The Arthur C. Cope Fund
The Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards were established in 1984 by the ACS Board of Directors on recommendation of the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and under the terms of the will of Arthur C. Cope. The Cope Scholar Awards are supported by income from the Arthur C. Cope Fund, which is administered by the ACS.
ACS National Awards Program
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