Awards & Honors: American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Gold Medal Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Gold Medal Award. First presented by the AIC in 1926, the Gold Medal is the AIC’s highest award.  It recognizes service to the science of chemistry and to the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in the United States.

Previous winners include Nobel laureates Glenn Seaborg and Herbert C. Brown, as well as other renowned researchers and scientists representing the many facets of the world of chemistry. Recent medalists include Ronald Breslow, Jacqueline Barton, Chad Mirkin and Stephen Lippard.

The award winner is expected to deliver a formal lecture on a topic relevant to the basis for winning the award at the award ceremony during the Chemical Heritage Day in May 2018.

This award is considered Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).


Deadline: October 20, 2017
Link: http://www.theaic.org/award_winners/goldmedal.html#gma10s

Nomination Process

  • Nominations should consist of a nominating letter with the individual’s curriculum vitae plus two letters of support.
  • It is the responsibility of the person making the nomination to collect and submit all the required nomination materials – letter of nomination, two letters of support and the nominees CV.
  • No late nominations will be accepted.

Terms of the Award

The award winner is expected to deliver a formal lecture on a topic relevant to the basis for winning the award at the award ceremony during the 2018 annual meeting of The American Institute of Chemists, and provide a write up of his/her lecture for publication in The Chemist, the official journal of The American Institute of Chemists.

Submission Process

All nomination materials are due by October 20, 2017, and should be mailed to:

Ms. Sarah Reisert
Attn: The AIC Gold Medal Nomination Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

OR you may email completed nomination materials to SReisert@chemheritage.org.

Gold Medal Award Winners (2010 – 2017)
Dr. Stephen J. Lippard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017
Dr. Chad Mirkin
Northwestern University
2016
Dr. Jacqueline K. Barton
California Institute of Technology
2015
Dr. Ronald C. D. Breslow
Columbia University
2014
Dr. John Roberts
California Institute of Technology
2013
Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Nobel Prize: 2009 Physiology or Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
2012
Dr. Dudley Herschbach
Nobel Prize: 1986 Chemistry
Harvard University
2011
Dr. Robert Grubbs
Nobel Prize: 2005 Chemistry
2010

 

Questions?

For questions or more information, contact the AIC at (215) 873-8224 or info@theaic.org.

If you would like assistance with assembling an application for this award, please contact Lauren Sisko in the Office of Research at lsisko@uga.edu.