Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Industry, Faculty, Chemistry Professional, International
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 biennially in even-numbered years. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


Sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories


Merck Research Laboratories established the award in 1988.

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2024 Hirschmann Award Recipient Paramjit Arora
2024 Recipient Paramjit Arora (Center) is Presented with His Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Sponsor Representative Steven Mark Silverman
Photo by EPNAC.com

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