To recognize leadership and contributions toward the advancement of the profession of chemistry.

Establishment and Support

The award was established in 1952 by vote of the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society and has been given each year since then at the annual scientific meeting of the Florida Sections.


The award consists of a plaque and $500, plus hotel and registration for the purpose of attending the meeting to receive the award and to give an address. The Florida Section of the American Chemical Society will also provide up to $500 in support of the symposium centered around the award recipient’s research interests. This specially organized symposium will be part of the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition that is held in May/June each year unless the spring national ACS meeting is held in Orlando.

Rules of Eligibility

A nominee must be a resident of the Southeastern United States and must have made outstanding contributions to teaching, research, publications or service in advancing the profession. The award recipient gives an address at the Annual Meeting.

To Submit a Nomination

The nominator should obtain the consent of the nominee. A nomination package should then be e-mailed as a single PDF file to Professor George Christou (christou@chem.ufl.edu). A complete nomination package should consist of:

a nomination letter that outlines the nominee’s qualifications and contributions to the profession, two seconding letters of support for the nomination, and a copy of the nominee’s current curriculum vitae.

Nomination forms and seconding letters must be received by Monday, December 5, 2024.

Note: The 2024 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME 2024) will be held May 30, – June 2nd at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club near Tampa, FL. The award recipient for 2024 to give an address at the meeting during symposium related to their recipient’s research interests. Nominators should confirm that the nominee can be present to participate in the meeting program and to receive the Award.