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, 2022


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. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


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. This award is distinct from the James Flack Norris Award of the ACS Northeastern Section, for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry, which is a local section award administered by the ACS Northeastern Section.

Contact Information

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

Award recipient Eric Anslyn receives his 2019 award plaque on stage with the ACS President and his sponsor representative.
2019 recipient Eric V. Anslyn (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, Andrew Scholte (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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