Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional
Category National Awards
Amount$6,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022


To recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products.


The award consists of $6,000, a medallion, and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The medallion will be presented during the award address.


A nominee must have accomplished outstanding work in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products. Special consideration will be given to the independence of thought and originality. 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.




Givaudan has supported the award since 1992. Givaudan acquired Fritzsche Dodge and Olcott in 1990. The award was established in 1948 by Fritzsche Dodge and Olcott Inc., in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the company.

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 Sarah O'Connor presented with her award
2022 recipient Sarah E. O'Connor (center) is presented her award by Eric Flamme (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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