Awards

IUPAC offers a number of awards to honor scientific contributions and expertise.  These include:

  • Thieme-IUPAC Prize
    Established  to honor a scientist under 40 years of age whose research has had a major impact in synthetic organic chemistry. The prize is given on the basis of scientific merit for independent research dealing with synthesis in the broadest context of organic chemistry, including organometallic chemistry, medicinal and biological chemistry, designed molecules, and materials.
  • Franzosini Award
    Established to recognize a promising young contributor to the Solubility Data Project (SDP) to help them attend, in even years, the International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena (ISSP) and, in odd years, the annual meetings of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data.
  • IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
    Established  to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists/chemical engineers worldwide. Awardees are selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences. The Awards Committee is particularly interested in nominees with a history of leadership and/or community service during their careers. (see 2015 Awardees and related project)
  • IUPAC Poster Prize
    Established to recognize outstanding undergraduate poster presentations at IUPAC Congresses and division-sponsored conferences.
  •  PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research grants in green chemistry: Established to  give young scientists involved in research in green chemistry and allied areas in biochemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, ecology and healthcare ample opportunity to demonstrate their inventiveness and provide important input to sustainable development.
    > 2015:  Six Green Chemistry for Life Grants awarded