James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To encourage and reward outstanding contributions to physical organic chemistry.


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 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 Northeastern Section


The ACS Northeastern Section established the award in 1963 in commemoration of James Flack Norris. It is maintained from the income of the section's Norris Fund and is distinct from the ACS Northeastern Section's James Flack Norris Award, which is a local section award for outstanding achievement in the teaching of chemistry.

Contact Information

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

2023 Recipient Donna G. Blackmond (Center) is Presented with Her Award by Judith Giordan, ACS President (Left) and Sponsor Representative Sonja Strah-Pleynet (Right)
Photo by EPNAC.com

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