Chemistry Awards

Ahmed Zewail Prize

The Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences is awarded on a biennial basis to an individual scientist who has made significant and creative contributions, particularly those of a fundamental nature, to any of the disciplines of molecular sciences. The awardee’s research activities may cover theoretical and/or experimental aspects of studies in all phases of matter and biological systems.

The Prize consists of a monetary award of US$ 20,000, a medal, and a certificate. The awarding of the Prize takes place at the Ahmed Zewail Prize Award Symposium at the ACS Spring National Meetings, every 2 years.

The Prize winner will be requested to deliver a lecture at this Symposium, jointly hosted by the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry (PHYS) and Elsevier. He/she will also be asked to invite 3 - 4 colleagues to each deliver a supporting lecture covering their work in a related field.

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Tetrahedron Prize

The Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry was established in 1980 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. It is intended to honour the memory of the founding co-Chairmen of these publications, Professor Sir Robert Robinson and Professor Robert Burns Woodward.

The Tetrahedron Prize is awarded on an annual basis for creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. The prize consists of a gold medal, a certificate, and a monetary award of US $10,000. It is awarded to an Organic or Medicinal Chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense. On some occasions, the Prize may be awarded jointly to two winners in which case two medals are presented. The winner is expected to write an appropriate article for Tetrahedron or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry as part of a Symposium-in-Print compiled in their honour.

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Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

The Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards were created in 2005 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. These two awards are presented to two individuals who have exhibited "exceptional creativity and dedication" in the fields of Organic Synthesis and of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry respectively.

The winners each receive US $1,000, a certificate, and an invitation to present a plenary lecture during the annual Tetrahedron Symposium.  Furthermore, two Symposium-in-Prints will be compiled in their honour. As with the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry, which these awards complement, the awards are made on an annual basis.

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