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ACS Award for Creative Invention

Award to Recognize a USA, Canada, or International
Inventor for Scientific Research that Benefits Others

GrantWatch ID#: 155108
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

American Chemical Society (ACS)

11/01/16

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Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual inventor to recognize outstanding achievement in applying research in the fields of chemistry and/or chemical engineering that contributes to improving the quality of life of others. Please note that a patent must have been granted for the work to be recognized, with the nominee listed as an inventor, and it must have been developed during the 17 years ending January 1, 2015. A copy of the patent must be submitted with the nominating documents.

The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Individual inventors who meet the criteria found in the Description are eligible to apply.

The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Further Eligibility Criteria:

Nominators:
- 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:
- 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.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to submit a nomination: https://www.nominate.acs.org/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=LoginRequired&expires=yes&Site=awn

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American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801

Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008
Email: awards@acs.org

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