Welch Award in Chemistry

The purpose of The Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind.

Any person who has made important chemical research contributions that have had a significant, positive influence on humankind can be considered for the award. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not been rewarded in a similar manner.

Nominations will be solicited from selected organizations and individuals. Nominations received from other organizations and individuals will also be considered, but self-nominations are not allowed. Nominations are due in the Foundation offices by the last business day of January of each year. The presentation of the award shall be at a black tie dinner held to honor the recipient. The monetary amount of the award is $300,000.

Please refer to the guidelines for nomination procedures.

2015 Welch Award Banquet

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