Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

Award at a Glance

Recipient Industry, Institution, Faculty, Chemistry Professional
Category Regional,  Diversity
Amount$1,000 + Travel Reimbursement up to $1500
DeadlineAugust 1, 2024


To recognize individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.


The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award consists of a medal and a $1,000 grant to support and further the activities for which the award was made. The award also will include a reimbursement up to $1500 to cover the recipient’s travel expenses (transportation, accomodations, meeting registration, meals and 2 ticket to award ceremony)  to the ACS regional meeting at which the award will be presented.


Nominees may come from academia, industry, government, or independent entities, and may also be organizations, including ACS Local Sections and Divisions. The nominee must have created and fostered ongoing programs or activities that result in increased numbers of persons from diverse and underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, or women who participate in the chemical enterprise.


The deadlines for receipt of nominations are:

  • March 1 (all ACS Regional Meetings held prior to June 30)
  • August 1 (all ACS Regional Meeetings held July 1 through December 31)

How to Apply

The nomination package must include:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A CV or resume containing relevant diversity promotion activities and factual data on outcomes
  • At least one, but no more than three supportive letters, one of which must come from the nominee’s ACS Local Section. Mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address of nominee/supporter must be provided


ACS Committee on Minority Affairs

Contact Information

American Chemical Society
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-776-8003

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