M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To encourage the advancement of inorganic chemistry and promote the careers of inorganic chemists.


The award will consist of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.


The M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry (Award) will be granted to a researcher who makes significant contributions to chemistry involving the elements of groups 1, 2, and 13-18 in the periodic table.

Special consideration should be given to demonstrated creativity and independence of thought in keeping with the example provided by Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne. The ongoing purpose of the award is to advance science in the rest of the periodic table. The Award is granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, 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.


M. Frederick Hawthorne Award Endowment


The award was established in 2019 and is supported through the M. Frederick Hawthorne Award Endowment.

Past Recipients

  • 2022: Philip P. Power
  • 2021: Karl O. Christe

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-872-6098

photo of Philip P. Power presented with his award
2022 recipient Philip P. Power (center) is presented his award by Mrs. M. Frederick Hawthorne (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai, EPNAC.com

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