Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2023


To recognize and encourage research in nuclear and radiochemistry or their applications.


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


A nominee must have made outstanding contributions to nuclear or radiochemistry or to their applications. 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 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology


The Nuclear-Chicago Corporation, a subsidiary of G. D. Searle and Co., established the ACS Award for Nuclear Applications in Chemistry in 1953. The award was supported by funds from a gift to the Society by an anonymous donor in odd-numbered years from 1980 to 1985. In the intervening even-numbered years, it was sponsored by EG&G ORTEC. Amersham Corp. sponsored the award from 1986 to 1989. Funding from an anonymous donor supported the award in 1990 and 1991. The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group sponsored the award from 1996 to 2001. ACS sponsored the award in 2002 and 2003. The ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology began sponsoring the award in 2004.

Contact Information

ACS National Awards Program
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036

2023 Recipient Jason S. Lewis
2023 Recipient Jason S. Lewis (Center) is Presented with His Award by Judith Giordan, ACS President (Left) and Sponsor Representative Silvia S. Jurrison (Right)
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