Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional
Category National Awards
Amount$25,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2023


To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to research in organic chemistry.


The award consists of a medallion, a certificate, and $25,000. The award is presented biennially in odd-numbered years and the recipient will deliver a lecture at the Biennial National Organic Chemistry Symposium of the ACS National Meeting. Travel expenses to the symposium 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 (Presented Biennially in Odd-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.


Organic Reactions, Inc. and Organic Syntheses, Inc.


The award was established in 1959 by Organic Syntheses, Inc. and Organic Reactions, Inc. and is co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.

Contact Information

ACS National Awards Program
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036

2023 Recipient Carolyn R. Bertozzi
2023 Recipient Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Center) is Presented with Her Award by Judith Giordan, ACS President (Left) and Sponsor Representative Peter Wipf (Right)
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