Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize outstanding achievement in the development or application of mass spectrometry.


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.


In odd-numbered years, the award is presented for advances in techniques or fundamental processes in mass spectrometry. Recognition is given in even-numbered years to development of the applications of mass spectrometry.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.


Waters Corporation


Waters Corporation began sponsoring the award in 2007. The American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsored the award in 2000 and 2006. Bruker Daltonics sponsored the award from 2001 to 2005. The ACS financed the award in 2000. Extranuclear Laboratories established the award in 1983.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008

Award recipient Jennifer Brodbelt receives her plaque during the award ceremony.
2019 recipient Jennifer S. Brodbelt (center) is presented her award by sponsor representative Michael J. Keilholz (right) and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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