This list of chemistry awards is an index to articles about notable awards for chemistry. It includes awards by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Chemical Society, the Society of Chemical Industry and awards by other organizations.
The Royal Society of the United Kingdom offers a number of awards for chemistry.
|Applied Catalysis Award||Creativity and excellence in novel approaches or use of catalysis in industry|
|Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award||Outstanding contributions to the development of any branch of inorganic chemistry which has an application in industry|
|Bader Award||Prize for organic chemistry|
|Beilby Medal and Prize||Work that has exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency or a related field. Jointly administered by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry, who make the award in rotation.|
|Bioinorganic Chemistry Award||Outstanding research in any aspect of bioinorganic chemistry|
|Bourke Award||Enables experts in physical chemistry or chemical physics to present their work in the UK.|
|Centenary Prize||Outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas|
|Charles Rees Award||Excellence in the field of heterocyclic chemistry|
|Chartered Chemist||Profession qualification for an experienced practising chemist|
|Corday–Morgan Prize||Meritorious contributions to experimental chemistry, including computer simulation|
|De Gennes Prize||Outstanding and exceptional work in the field of materials chemistry|
|Edward Harrison Memorial Prize||British chemist who was under 32 years, and working the fields of theoretical or physical chemistry. In 2008 the prize was joined with the Meldola Medal and Prize to form the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes.|
|Faraday Lectureship Prize||Exceptional contributions to physical or theoretical chemistry|
|Faraday Medal (electrochemistry)||Distinguished mid-career electrochemists working outside of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland|
|Geoffrey Barker Medal||Scientists working in the UK or Ireland in recognition of their contributions to electrochemistry|
|Gibson-Fawcett Award||Outstanding work in the field of materials chemistry|
|Green Chemistry Award||Advances in environmentally focused chemistry|
|Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes||Scientist who demonstrates the most meritorious and promising original investigations in chemistry and published results of those investigations|
|Hickinbottom Award||Contributions in the area of organic chemistry from researchers under the age of 35|
|Interdisciplinary Prizes||Work at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines|
|John B. Goodenough Award||Contributions to the field of materials chemistry|
|Liversidge Award||Outstanding contributions to physical chemistry|
|Longstaff Prize||Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry who has done the most to advance the science of chemistry|
|Lord Lewis Prize||Distinctive and distinguished chemical or scientific achievements together with significant contributions to the development of science policy|
|Ludwig Mond Award||Outstanding research in any aspect of inorganic chemistry|
|Marlow Award||Early-career award in physical chemistry|
|Materials for Industry - Derek Birchall Award||Exceptional contribution to the application of materials chemistry in industry|
|Meldola Medal and Prize||British chemist who was under 32 years of age for promising original investigations in chemistry (which had been published). In 2008 the prize was joined with the Edward Harrison Memorial Prize to form the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes.|
|Nyholm Prize for Education||Outstanding achievements by those working in chemical science education, specifically major contributions to national or international research or innovation|
|Perkin Prize for Organic Chemistry||Sustained originality and achievement in research in any area of organic chemistry|
|Polanyi Medal||Outstanding contributions to the field of gas kinetics|
|Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science||Analytical chemistry|
|Sir George Stokes Award||Outstanding and sustained contributions to analytical science by someone working in a complementary field, which has led to developments of seminal importance to chemical analysis|
|Supramolecular Chemistry Award||Studies leading to the design of functionally useful supramolecular species|
|Tilden Prize||Advances in chemistry|
The American Chemical Society of the United States offers a number of awards related to chemistry.
|ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences||Significant accomplishments by individuals in stimulating students, underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering|
|ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences||Significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional development as chemists or chemical engineers|
|ACS Award in Pure Chemistry||Fundamental research in pure chemistry carried out in North America by young men and women|
|Arthur C. Cope Award||Achievement in the field of organic chemistry research|
|Charles Goodyear Medal||Outstanding invention, innovation, or development which has resulted in a significant change or contribution to the nature of the rubber industry|
|Charles Lathrop Parsons Award||Outstanding public service by a member of the American Chemical Society|
|E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy||Outstanding accomplishments in fundamental or applied spectroscopy in chemistry|
|E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry||Outstanding research of a theoretical or experimental nature in the fields of industrial chemistry or chemical engineering|
|Ernest Guenther Award||Outstanding achievements in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products, with special consideration given to the independence of thought and originality|
|F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research||Texas A&M Section of the American Chemical Society to recognize accomplishments in research|
|Garvan–Olin Medal||Distinguished scientific accomplishment, leadership and service to chemistry by women chemists|
|George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education||Outstanding contributions to chemical education|
|HIST Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry||Outstanding career of contributions to the history of chemistry|
|Herman Skolnik Award||Outstanding contributions to and achievements in the theory and practice of chemical information science|
|Heroes of Chemistry||Creation of innovative and impactful products based on chemistry and chemical engineering|
|Herty Medal||Outstanding chemists resident in the Southeastern United States who have significantly contributed to their chosen fields|
|International Rubber Science Hall of Fame||Jointly sponsored by the Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Science at The University of Akron and the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society.|
|Irving Langmuir Award||Awarded alternate years with American Physical Society. Outstanding interdisciplinary research in chemistry and physics, in the spirit of Irving Langmuir.|
|James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry||Outstanding contributions to the field of chemical education|
|James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry||Outstanding reporting on chemistry, chemical engineering, and related chemical fields|
|Linus Pauling Award||Outstanding achievement in chemistry|
|Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award||Individuals "who have exhibited exceptional technical competency by making significant and repeated contributions to rubber science and technology|
|Murray Goodman Memorial Prize||Outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics, or chemical biology. The award is given by the journal Biopolymers|
|Nakanishi Prize||Award in chemistry given alternately by the Chemical Society of Japan and the American Chemical Society|
|Oesper Award||Award in chemistry given by the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society|
|Patterson-Crane Award||Contributions to chemical information|
|Peter Debye Award||Outstanding research in physical chemistry|
|Priestley Medal||Distinguished service in the field of chemistry|
|Sparks-Thomas award||Outstanding contributions and innovations in the field of elastomers by younger scientists, technologists, and engineers|
|Stieglitz Lecture||Presented alternatively by the University of Chicago Chemistry department and the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society|
|Tolman Award||Resident in Southern California for outstanding contributions to chemistry which include contributions in areas of fundamental studies, chemical technology, and significant contributions to chemical education or outstanding leadership in science on a national level|
|Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture||With Science History Institute etc. Contributions of the sciences (in particular chemistry and biology) to the public welfare|
|Willard Gibbs Award||Eminent chemists who, through years of application and devotion, have brought to the world developments that enable everyone to live more comfortably and to understand this world better|
|William H. Nichols Medal||Significant and original contribution in any field of chemistry|
The Society of Chemical Industry was established in 1881 by scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. It offers a number of awards related to chemistry.
|The Society Medal||The society's most prestigious medal. Awarded for furthering the connection between science and business|
|Perkin Medal||Awarded by American Section for innovation in applied chemistry resulting in outstanding commercial development.|
|Chemical Industry Medal||Awarded by American Section for conspicuous service to applied chemistry.|
|Gordon E. Moore Medal||Awarded by American Section for early career success involving innovation in chemical industries.|
|Castner Medal||Awarded by Electrochemical Technology Group for applied electrochemistry or electrochemical engineering connected to industrial research|
|Lister Memorial Lecture||Awarded by Scotland Group|
|Levinstein Memorial Award||For excellence in chemical research and knowledge|
|Leverhulme Lecture||For excellence in chemical research and knowledge|
|George Bessey Award Lecture||The award recognises the efforts of dedicated and exceptional members of the society|
|Baekeland Lecture||For authority on polymeric materials|
|Australia||Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for the Physical Sciences||Royal Society of Victoria||Excellence in scientific research by an early career researcher in the physical sciences|
|Australia||Rennie Memorial Medal||Royal Australian Chemical Institute||Person who has contributed most towards the development of some branch of chemical science|
|Austria||Fritz Pregl Prize||Austrian Academy of Sciences||Distinguished achievements in chemistry. No longer awarded|
|Austria||Haitinger Prize||Austrian Academy of Sciences||Studies in chemistry and physics that proved to be of great practical use for industrial applications|
|Austria||Lieben Prize||Austrian Academy of Sciences||Young scientists working in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, or physics|
|Canada||Chemical Institute of Canada Medal||Chemical Institute of Canada||Person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada|
|Canada||Fred P. Lossing Award||Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry||Distinguished Canadian mass spectrometrist|
|Canada||Rutherford Memorial Medal||Royal Society of Canada||Outstanding research in chemistry|
|Chile||National Prize for Natural Sciences (Chile)||CONICYT : National Prize of Chile||Natural sciences|
|Denmark||H. C. Ørsted Medal||The Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science, Denmark||Outstanding original scientific work in physics or chemistry|
|Europe||Lavoisier Medal||International Society for Biological Calorimetry||Outstanding contribution to the development and/or the application of direct calorimetry in biology and medicine|
|France||Médaille Lavoisier||Société chimique de France||Work or actions which have enhanced the perceived value of chemistry in society.|
|Germany||Alfred Stock Memorial Prize||German Chemical Society||Outstanding independent scientific experimental investigation in the field of inorganic chemistry|
|Germany||Bunsen–Kirchhoff Award||German Working Group for Applied Spectroscopy||Outstanding achievements in the field of analytical spectroscopy|
|Germany||Ernst Schering Prize||Ernst Schering Foundation||Outstanding basic research in the fields of medicine, biology or chemistry|
|Germany||Heinrich Wieland Prize||Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation||Outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology as well as their clinical importance|
|Germany||Klung Wilhelmy Science Award||Otto Klung and Dr. Wilhelmy Foundations||Outstanding German scientists in chemistry or physics under the age of 40|
|Germany||Liebig Medal||German Chemical Society||Outstanding achievements in the entire field of chemistry|
|Germany||Otto Hahn Medal||Max Planck Society||Outstanding scientific achievement by junior scientists|
|Germany||Otto Hahn Prize||German Chemical Society, German Physical Society and city of Frankfurt||Outstanding achievement in the field of chemistry, physics or applied engineering science|
|India||Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences||Infosys Science Foundation||Scientists, researchers, engineers and social scientists of Indian Origin|
|International||Edison Award||Edison Awards||Honoring excellence in innovation|
|International||International Chemistry Olympiad||International Science Olympiad||Academic competition for high school students|
|Israel||Sackler Prize||Tel Aviv University||Young scientists who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in physics or chemistry|
|Israel||Wolf Prize in Chemistry||Wolf Foundation||Chemistry|
|Italy||Alfredo di Braccio Award||Accademia dei Lincei||Chemistry|
|Italy||Chirality Medal||Italian Chemical Society||Distinguished contribution to all aspects of chirality|
|Italy||Luigi Galvani Medal||Italian Chemical Society||Work of foreign scientists in the field of electrochemistry|
|Japan||Ryoji Noyori Prize||Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry||Outstanding contributions to research in asymmetric synthetic chemistry defined in its broadest sense|
|Netherlands||OPCW–The Hague Award||Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons||Individuals and institutions that have significantly contributed towards the goal of a world free of chemical weapons|
|Netherlands||Tetrahedron Prize||Elsevier||Creativity in organic chemistry or bioorganic and medicinal chemistry|
|New Zealand||Hector Medal||Royal Society Te Apārangi||Outstanding contribution to the advancement of chemical sciences; physical sciences; or mathematical and information sciences|
|Pakistan||Abdus Salam Award||International Centre for Theoretical Physics Pakistan chapter||Scientists resident in Pakistan, below 35 years of age, in chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology|
|Poland||Kołos Medal||University of Warsaw and the Polish Chemical Society||Distinction in theoretical or experimental physical chemistry|
|Russia||Demidov Prize||Russian Academy of Sciences||Outstanding achievements in natural sciences and humanities|
|Russia||Lebedev Prize||Russian Academy of Sciences||Outstanding work in the field of chemistry and technology of synthetic rubber and other synthetic polymers|
|Sweden||Gregori Aminoff Prize||Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences||Contribution in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and dissolution of crystal structures. Some preference should be shown for work evincing elegance in the approach to the problem|
|Sweden||Nobel Prize in Chemistry||Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences||Outstanding contributions in chemistry|
|Switzerland||Paul Karrer Gold Medal||University of Zurich||Outstanding researcher in the field of chemistry|
|United Kingdom||Aston Medal||British Mass Spectrometry Society||Outstanding contributions to our understanding of the biological, chemical, engineering, mathematical, medical, or physical sciences relating directly to mass spectrometry|
|United Kingdom||Beit Memorial Fellowships for Medical Research||Beit Memorial Fellowship||British biomedical science. Replaced by Wellcome–Beit Prize Fellowships in 2009|
|United Kingdom||Copley Medal||Royal Society||Outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science|
|United Kingdom||Davy Medal||Royal Society||Outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry|
|United Kingdom||Melchett Medal||Energy Institute||Outstanding contributions to the science of fuel and energy|
|United States||Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award||Iota Sigma Pi||Research achievement in chemistry or biochemistry to a woman not over forty years of age|
|United States||American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal||American Institute of Chemists, Science History Institute||Person who has most encouraged the science of chemistry or the profession of chemist or chemical engineer in the United States of America|
|United States||Biemann Medal||American Society for Mass Spectrometry||Individual early in his or her career in recognition of significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry|
|United States||Bristol-Myers Squibb Awards||Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation||Distinguished achievements in fields such as cancer, infectious disease, neuroscience, nutrition, and cardiovascular disease|
|United States||Chemical Industry Medal||Society of Chemical Industry||Person making a valuable application of chemical research to industry. Primary consideration shall be given to applications in the public interest|
|United States||Chemical Pioneer Award||American Institute of Chemists||Chemists or chemical engineers who have made outstanding contributions to advances in chemistry or the chemical profession|
|United States||Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences||The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation||Chemistry research and education|
|United States||Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy||American Physical Society||Notable contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy and dynamics|
|United States||Edward Goodrich Acheson Award||Electrochemical Society||Conspicuous contribution to the advancement of the objectives, purposes, and activities of the society (ECS)|
|United States||Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis||Gabor A. and Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund||Outstanding research in the field of catalysis|
|United States||Glenn T. Seaborg Medal||University of California, Los Angeles||Exceptional scientific contributions in the fields of chemistry or biochemistry|
|United States||Gordon E. Moore Medal||Society of Chemical Industry (America Section)||Early career success involving innovation in chemical industries|
|United States||Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology||Electrochemical Society||Outstanding contributions to solid-state science and technology|
|United States||International Palladium Medal||Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section)||Outstanding contributions to the chemical industry on an international level|
|United States||Lavoisier Medal||DuPont||DuPont scientists and engineers who have made outstanding contributions to DuPont and their scientific fields throughout their careers|
|United States||NAS Award for Chemistry in Service to Society||National Academy of Sciences||Contributions to chemistry, either in fundamental science or its application, that clearly satisfy a societal need|
|United States||NAS Award in Chemical Sciences||National Academy of Sciences||Innovative research in the chemical sciences that in the broadest sense contributes to a better understanding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity|
|United States||Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research||Robert A. Welch Foundation||Work of young researchers in Texas.|
|United States||Norman Hackerman Young Author Award||Electrochemical Society||Best paper published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society for a topic in the field of electrochemical science and technology by a young author or authors|
|United States||Olin Palladium Award||Electrochemical Society||Outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of all types of electrochemical and corrosion phenomena and processes.|
|United States||Othmer Gold Medal||Science History Institute etc.||Outstanding individuals who contributed to progress in chemistry and science through their activities in areas including innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, public understanding, legislation, and philanthropy|
|United States||Percy L. Julian Award||National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)||Black scientists who have made significant contributions in pure and/or applied research in science or engineering|
|United States||Perkin Medal||Society of Chemical Industry (America Section)||Innovation in applied chemistry resulting in outstanding commercial development|
|United States||Petrochemical Heritage Award||Founders Club, Science History Institute||Outstanding contributions to the petrochemical community|
|United States||Pittcon Heritage Award||Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Science History Institute||Outstanding individuals whose entrepreneurial careers shaped the instrumentation and laboratory supplies community|
|United States||Remington Medal||American Pharmacists Association||Distinguished service on behalf of American pharmacy|
|United States||Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award||Science History Institute||Outstanding contributions by a leader who provides products or services vital to the continuing growth and development of the chemical and molecular sciences community|
|United States||Neville Prize||Science History Institute||Biographical work in the field of chemistry or molecular science|
|United States||Sloan Research Fellowship||Alfred P. Sloan Foundation||Early-career scientists and scholars|
|United States||Wayne B. Nottingham Prize||Physical Electronics Conference||Best student paper presented at the conference|
|United States||Welch Award in Chemistry||Robert A. Welch Foundation||Basic chemical research for the benefit of mankind|
|United States||Williams–Wright Award||Coblentz Society||Extraordinary or outstanding work in spectroscopic measurements while working in an industrial setting|
|United States||Winthrop-Sears Medal,||The Chemists' Club, Science History Institute||Entrepreneurial achievement in the chemical industry for the betterment of humanity|
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