Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize creative and impactful work by a young investigator in a forefront area of inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.


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 will be granted to an individual who has less than 10 years of experience since their terminal degree. The nominee must have demonstrated innovative research in inorganic chemistry broadly defined, which may include interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary work. Special consideration will be given to the creativity and the actual or potential impact of the research. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities and educational background.


November 1

How to Apply

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


Gray Award Endowment


The award was established in 2012 and is supported through the Gray Award Endowment.

Past Recipients

  • 2022 -  Justin I. Wilson
  • 2021 - Smaranda C. Marinescu
  • 2020 - Hemamala Karunadasa
  • 2019 - Jillian Lee Dempsey
  • 2018 - Dwight Seferos
  • 2017 - Nilay Hazari
  • 2016 - Eric J. Schelter
  • 2015 - Emily A. Weiss

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4409
Fax: 202-776-8008

photo of Justin J. Wilson presented with his award
2022 recipient Justin J. Wilson (center) is presented his award by Lee H. Latimer (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai, EPNAC.com

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