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The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA


The Physical Chemistry Division is soliciting recommendations for its two nominations for the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture at the Spring 2018 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans. If you would like to suggest a candidate for one of the nominations, please send his/her current CV and a one-paragraph recommendation (self-nominations are allowed) to the secretary/treasurer by March 31st, 2017. Representatives from the Division leadership will then make the final selections and work with the candidates to submit complete dossiers to the Kavli Award Review Committee.

Additional details about award eligibility and selection criteria are given below.

  • The nominee must be a distinguished younger scientist who is highly regarded by his or her peers for significant contributions to an area of chemistry or related multidisciplinary area of chemistry.
  • The nominee may be from academia, industry, government, or business.
  • The nominee must be a person who is less than 40 years of age.
  • The nominee must not be more than 10 years removed from earning his or her Ph.D. at the time of the presentation (March 19, 2018).
  • The nominee must be solicited and nominated through one or more of the ACS Divisions or Committees.
  • The nominee does not need to be a division member or a member of the ACS.
  • The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecturer must attend the San Francisco meeting to present a 40 minute lecture on the second day of the meeting (Monday, March 19, 2018), immediately preceding The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture.
  • Each Kavli Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecturer will receive $5,000 for meeting expenses and honorarium.