Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the mission of the American Chemical Society is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.
To help advance this mission, the society welcomes nominations for the WCC Rising Star Award. The award recognizes up to ten outstanding individuals nearing the midpoint of their careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields and includes an opportunity to present 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 spring national meeting.
The award is open to all individual ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, nonprofit, or other employment sectors. Candidates should be no more than fifteen years past receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.
Self-nominations are allowed and nominators need not be an ACS member.
See the American Chemical Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.