AkzoNobel North America Science Award Launched with American Chemical Society

March 28, 2012

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS) (Washington, DC), recently launched a new science award in recognition of the vital role that scientists play in advancing chemistry and material sciences research.

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS) (Washington, DC), recently launched a new science award in recognition of the vital role that scientists play in advancing chemistry and material sciences research.

The new biennial AkzoNobel North America Science Award recognizes outstanding scientific contributions by an individual in the fields of chemistry and materials research conducted in the United States or Canada. The first award winner will be announced in February 2013, and will receive a $75,000 cash award from the company, honoring achievements.

While AkzoNobel will provide the funding, nomination guidelines and the scope of the areas of science covered by the award, the ACS will have an independent role in administering the award process and selecting the award recipient.

The call for nominations will be conducted online at the ACS website at and will be open from March 28, 2012 through June 22, 2012. A call for nominations will be issued biennially in Chemical & Engineering News, ACS’s weekly news magazine, on the ACS website at https://www.akzonobel.acs.org/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=LoginRequired&expires=yes&Site=awn, and through the relevant ACS technical divisions.