Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in the chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics of peptides.


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 nominee must have made outstanding contributions in the chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics of peptides. 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 (Presented Biennially in Even-Numbered Years)

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.


Merck Research Laboratories


Merck Research Laboratories established the award in 1988. From 2014, this award will be presented biennially in even-numbered years.

Contact Information

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

2022 Recipient Samuel I. Stupp
2022 Recipient Samuel I. Stupp (Center) is Presented with His Award by Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (Left) and Sponsor Representative Steven Mark Silverman (Right)
Photo by EPNAC.com

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