Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize outstanding achievements in chemical research management.


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 intended to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and creativity in promoting the sciences of chemistry and chemical engineering in research management. Nominees should have demonstrated success in research management by exhibiting the proven ability to manage research projects and people. This leadership and creativity must have been demonstrated by a record of successful research projects and by a strong motivation of the researchers on those projects.

Recognition of these accomplishments by peers is essential. Nominees should be industrial or government employees who are responsible for making decisions on R&D project selection, resource allocation, budgets, staffing, etc. and for being accountable for the results of these decisions. 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.




Dow established the award in 1982.

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 Kevin R. Campos presented with his award
2022 recipient Kevin R. Campos (center) is presented his award by Jim Helwick (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai, EPNAC.com

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