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Call for Nominations - ACS Catalysis Lectureship

The annual ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science honors an individual or a collaborative team for recent and significant contributions to the field. The award has a different focus each year:

  • 2021: Biocatalysis or enzymology

  • 2022: Heterogeneous catalysis

  • 2023: Homogeneous or molecular catalysis

To make a nomination (nomination details), please complete the form by January 22, 2023, including uploading a SINGLE PDF FILE containing the following items in this order:

  • Nomination Remarks: A 500-word, or shorter, description articulating the impact of the nominee’s research accomplishment being recognized in this nomination.

  • Suggested Citation: A 100-word, or shorter, summary of the nominee's accomplishment being recognized with this award. If the nominee is selected, this citation will be considered for inclusion in the winner's announcement.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not accepting CVs or supporting letters as part of this nomination process.The 2023 Winner will Receive:

  • An award plaque

  • An honorarium of US$3,000

  • Registration for ACS Fall 2023 in San Francisco

  • Travel and accommodations funding of up to US$1,500 to attend and present at a symposium in their honor at ACS Fall 2023


  • Self nominations are welcome.

  • Nominees' work must be in the area of homogeneous or molecular catalysis. For the 2023 award we will not consider nominations working in other areas.

  • Nominees must have published at least one paper in ACS Catalysis, although that paper does not need to serve as the basis for the award.

  • Team nominations must be limited to three principal team members.

  • The following individuals are ineligible to be considered:

    • Current ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief and Deputy Editors

    • Current ACS Catalysis Executive Editors, Associate Editors, and Topic Editors

    • Any serving selection committee member for this award

Additional Information:

  • The lectureship recognizes a recent, specific, distinctive, creative, and impactful contribution to catalysis science. Emphasis is placed on specific contributions that have not been recognized with other awards.

  • Nomination documentation should describe and provide evidence for the impact of the contribution, which will have been in the past 5-7 years exclusive of time committed to an official leave of absence.

  • In the event of multiple submissions of similar quality, nominees who have not yet been recognized for the work associated with the nomination will receive priority.

  • Nominations from previous years do not carry over, but may be updated and resubmitted.

  • The award selection committee will consist of ACS Catalysis editors as well as representatives from the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology.

  • If you have questions, please send them to

  • Before making a nomination, you must get the nominee's consent to share information about them as part of the nomination process. This is necessary for the American Chemical Society, ACS Publications, and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology to comply with laws and rules around the processing of personal data.

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