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 at the ACS Meeting. The recipient will deliver a lecture at the Biennial National Organic Chemistry Symposium of the ACS 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. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


Organic Reactions, Inc. and Organic Syntheses, Inc.


Established in 1959 by Organic Syntheses, Inc. and Organic Reactions, Inc. Sponsored by Organic Syntheses, Organic Reactions, and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.

Contact Information

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

Stephen Buchwald receives his 2019 award plaque on stage with the ACS President and his sponsor representative.
2019 recipient Stephen L. Buchwald (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, Rick Lane Danheiser (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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