George and Christine Sosnovsky Award for Cancer Research

Award at a Glance

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


For outstanding achievements in the elucidation of the chemical and biochemical pathways underlying human cancers, leading to the discovery and development of improved cancer therapeutics.


The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 (applicable toward travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented) will be reimbursed.


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. Nominees may include individuals or research teams (maximum 3 individuals). Outstanding contributions to medicinal and biological chemistry will be considered.


November 1 (presented biennially in even-numbered years)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


George and Christine Sosnovsky Endowment Fund


The award was established in 2010 and is supported through an endowment by George and Christine Sosnovsky Endowment Fund.

Past Recipients

  • 2018 - Paul J. Hergenrother
  • 2016 - Juswinder Singh
  • 2014 - Christopher Leamon, Philip Low, Joseph Reddy, and Iontcho R. Vlahov
  • 2012 - Lawrence J. Marnett

Contact Information

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

2018 recipient Paul Hergenrother receives his award during an award ceremony.
2018 recipient Paul J. Hergenrother (center), is presented his award by sponsor representative, Christina C. Bodurow, ACS Board of Directors (right), and Peter K. Dorhout, ACS President (left).

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