Here are some of the prominent awards and fellowships offered by the American Chemical Society (ACS):
ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to organometallic chemistry or catalysis through original research. The recipient’s work should exhibit creativity, innovation, and significant impact on the field of organometallic chemistry. The award consists of $5,000, a plaque, and an invitation to present a lecture at an ACS national or regional meeting.
ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences
This award recognizes extraordinary efforts by an individual or group to encourage and support students from underrepresented groups to study and pursue careers in the chemical sciences. It consists of $5,000 and a plaque presented at an ACS national or regional meeting.
ACS Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society
This award recognizes individuals who have provided sustained and dedicated volunteer service that has significantly enhanced the work of ACS and its councils and divisions. The award consists of $2,000 and a plaque presented at an ACS national meeting.
ACS Fellows Program
The ACS Fellows Program recognizes ACS members for their outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to science, the profession, and ACS. Eligibility requires a minimum of 12 years of professional experience and a record of notable original research, development or design accomplishments, outstanding service to ACS, or participation in the editorial boards of major scientific journals or as advisors to government or industrial research. Fellows receive a certificate and are entitled to use the designation “Fellow of the American Chemical Society” after their names.
Green Chemistry Scholar Award Program
This program aims to advance green chemistry through graduate education by supporting Ph.D. students conducting research in green and sustainable chemistry. Awardees receive $34,000 in stipend support over two years and have access to a range of professional development opportunities.
Industrial Chemistry Resident Associate Program
This program supports Ph.D. recipients to conduct green chemistry research in an industrial setting for two years. It fosters partnerships between academia and industry to advance green and sustainable chemistry. Associates receive an annual stipend of $80,000 from the host company or organization.
Undergraduate Research Travel Award
These awards support undergraduate students who will present the results of their research at an ACS national or regional meeting. It helps reduce financial barriers for participation and encourages involvement in the Society from an early career stage. The award amount is $500.
National Chemistry Scholarship Programs (NCS)
ACS offers scholarships specifically targeted towards high school and college/university students from underrepresented groups to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in chemistry and related fields. These include the ACS Scholars Program ($5,000 per year, renewable up to 4 years), ACS International Scholars Program ($7,000 per year, renewable up to 4 years), and MARM/Travel Scholarship Program ($1,500).
Diversity Scholars Program
This new program supports Ph.D. students from communities traditionally underrepresented in chemistry and chemical engineering with generous stipends for up to 4 years of graduate study at top-ranked programs in these fields. Scholars also receive mentorship, skills training and career services. The goal is to promote diversity in academia and industry leadership roles.
This covers some of the major award and fellowship opportunities offered by the American Chemical Society to recognize outstanding research and service, support students and early career professionals from all backgrounds, and advance goals like green chemistry, diversity and academic-industrial partnerships. Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!