Foundation / Corporation
American Chemical Society (ACS) - Dow Chemical Company
Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual or team to recognize environmentally-friendly chemistry innovation. Consideration will be given to discoveries that lead the way for sustainable manufacturing processes or products at a cost less than or comparable to that of current technologies, or discoveries that deliver new applications with compelling cost/benefit profiles.
Priority may be given to nominees that represent organizations in a position to directly commercialize, or organizations that can participate in commercialization through technology transfer (i.e., academic institutions that have technology licensing programs).
Affordability and practicality of a qualified application are evidenced by discoveries that:
-Conform to existing manufacturing infrastructures with little or no additional investment in equipment or personnel to operate the manufacturing process,
-Or are totally new products whose economics are compelling even after considering market prices for currently available alternatives, costs of starting materials, manufacturing yield and throughput, manufacturing labor, and equipment and facilities costs.
Nominee eligibility is neither contingent on the timeframe in which the technology was developed, nor on demonstrated commercial success. Discoveries must have significant commercial potential, however, to be considered for award.
GrantWatch ID#: 155107
The award will consist of $5,000 and a certificate.
Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.
Nominees may include:
-Research teams (maximum 3 individuals)
-Representatives from an organization (company, university, or national lab)
-Professors or other academic-based teams whose work has been commercialized
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.
-Nominators are not required to be members of the Society.
-A nomination can only have one nominator and the recommendation letter is written by this person.
-Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or an ACS Board member during their terms of service on the Board, may submit either one nomination or one support letter for each award. However, selection committee members may submit other nominations or support letters for awards in which they are not serving as a judge.
-Nominees are not required to be members of the Society. Unless the submission is for the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award or the Award for Volunteer Service to the ACS.
-The nominee’s accomplishments should be specific to the purpose of the award.
-In general, a recipient of a widely recognized scientific award is not eligible for an ACS national award unless the accomplishment cited as the basis for the nomination represents new or different work.
-An individual who has received an ACS National Award may be nominated for a different ACS award if (1) the nomination is for clearly different work from the previous award (the letter of recommendation for the award must address the differences between the work performed for the previous ACS award and that which is addressed in the current nomination) or (2) at least five years has elapsed since the previous ACS award was received. The “five-year” rule is waived for the preceptor(s) of the students who are eligible to receive the Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry.
Nominations remain in the database for three award cycles. If the nominee is not named the recipient, the nominations will automatically rollover to the next award cycle. ACS does encourage nominators to access the nomination during the award cycle nomination open period July 1-November 1 of each year to update the nomination.
After the third award cycle, the nomination will expire.The year the award will be presented to the nominee is the award cycle year. For example, ACS will begin accepting nominations for the 2019 award cycle in July and the nomination deadline is November 1, 2017. The recipients of these awards will be presented the award in 2019.
-July 1, 2017: 2019 Nomination Open Period
-August 2017: 2018 Winners Announced
-October 2017 - April 2018: 2019 Selection Committee Appointment Process
-November 1, 2017 : 2019 Nomination Period Closes
-January - June 2018: 2019 Selection Committee: Review Process
-March 2018: National Awards Ceremony
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