The ACS Women Chemists Committee serves the membership of the American Chemical Society with its mission to be a leader in attracting, retaining, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences. Established in 2011, the WCC Rising Star Award recognizes exceptional early to mid-career women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level. Given annually, the award also is intended to help promote the retention of women in science.
The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists at the mid-point of their careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.
The award includes the opportunity to present the awardee's contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting; a $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses; and visibility and networking opportunities at the meeting.
The award is open to all female ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in the academic, industrial, governmental, nonprofit, or other sector. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than fifteen years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for the award.
For complete award guidelines and nomination instructions, see the ACS website.