Ipatieff Prize

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional, Early Career
Category National Awards
AmountApprox. $5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2023


To recognize outstanding chemical experimental work in the field of catalysis or high pressure, carried out by an individual of any nationality who is not over 40 years of age.


The award will consist of the income from a trust fund and a certificate. The financial value of the prize may vary, but it is expected that it will be approximately $5,000 and that it will be awarded every three years. Travel expenses related to conferment of the award will be reimbursed.


A nominee must not have passed their 40th birthday on April 30 of the year in which the award is to be presented and will have done outstanding chemical experimental work in the field of catalysis or high pressure. If experimental investigations in these fields have been abandoned to such a degree that no outstanding results have been achieved, the award may be given for highly meritorious work in a closely allied field of chemistry.

Special weight will be given to independence of thought and originality. The award may be made for investigations carried out in any country and without consideration of nationality, but preference will be given to American chemists. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.


November 1 (Triennial 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.


The Ipatieff Trust Fund


In 1943, the ACS Board of Directors accepted responsibility for administering an award created by a trust agreement between Vladimir N. and Barbara Ipatieff and Northwestern University, establishing the Ipatieff Trust Fund. Northwestern University is the trustee of the fund.

Contact Information

ACS National Awards Program
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036
Email: awards@acs.org

2022 Recipient Philip Christopher
2022 Recipient Philip Christopher (Center) is Presented with His Award by Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (Left) and Sponsor Representative Tobin J. Marks (Right)
Photo by EPNAC.com

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