IUPAC offers a number of awards to honor scientific contributions and expertise. These include:
- IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists
Established to encourage outstanding young research scientists at the beginning of their careers. The awards are given for the most outstanding Ph.D. theses in the general area of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1000-word essay.
> 2020 Call for Applications
> 2019 Awardees
> 2018 Awardees
> 2017 Awardees
- IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry
Established to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays toward improving human health by awarding an internationally recognized scientist, preferably a medicinal chemist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of medicinal chemistry or to an outstanding example of new drug discovery.
> 2018 Peter D.J. Grootenhuis is Awarded the 2018 IUPAC-Richter Prize
> 2019 Call for nominations
- Polymer International – IUPAC Award
Established to recognize creativity in applied polymer science or polymer technology. This award celebrates the achievements of young researchers in the polymer community.
> 2020 Call for nominations
> 2018 Sixth Polymer International-IUPAC Award Winner goes to Cyrille Boyer
- IUPAC-ThalesNano Prize in Flow Chemistry
Established to honor an internationally recognized scientist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution in the field of flow chemistry in academia or industry.
>2016 Volker Hessel
> 2018 C. Oliver Kappe
- IUPAC International Award for Advances in Harmonized Approaches to Crop Protection Chemistry
Established to recognize individuals in government, intergovernmental organizations, industry, and academia who have exercised personal leadership for outstanding contributions to international harmonization for the regulation of crop protection chemistry.
> 2016 Dan Kunkel
> 2019 Mark Lynch
- CHEMRAWN VII Prize for Green Chemistry
Established to honor a young investigator (less than 45 years of age) from a developing country who is actively contributing to research in atmospheric and green chemistry.
> 2018 Mirabbos Hojamberdiev
> 2018 Call for nominations
- 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.
> 2018 Seth Herzon
> 2018 Call for nominations
- Hanwha-Total IUPAC Young Scientist Award (formerly Samsung-IUPAC Young Scientist Award)
Established to honor a polymer chemist under forty years of age. The winner of the Hanwha-Total IUPAC Young Scientist Award (formerly the Samsung–IUPAC Young Polymer Scientist Award) is chosen every other year right before the World Polymer Congress from a pool of recommended candidates who are below age 40. The award is managed by the IUPAC Polymer Division and made possible by an endowment from Samsung Total Petrochemical Co. Ltd. of South Korea.
> 2016 Moon Jeong Park and Brent Sumerlin
> 2018 Andreas Walther
- 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.
> 2016 David Fellhauer
> 2018 Call for Nominations
- 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)
> 2017 Awardees announced
> 2019 Awardees announced
- IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Award for Advancements in Green Chemistry
Established to encourage young and experienced chemists, and to emphasize the importance of advancements in Green Chemistry and the value of sciences to human progress. The award covers all the topics of Green Chemistry, such as Green and Renewable Feedstocks, Green Synthetic Routes, Green Solvents, Green Catalysis, Green products, Green Energy, and as broadly defined by OECD as Sustainable Chemistry.
> 2019 Call for Nominations
> 2019 Awardees
- 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.
> 2019 Call for Applications