Academic Research

Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry

Under the auspices of The Polymer Education Committee (PolyEd) of the ACS Divisions of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) and of Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering (PMSE), the Henkel Award recognizes a graduate student or recent graduate who has completed an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in research accepted by a U.S. or Canadian university during the three-year period prior to Jan. 1 of the award year. Nominees will be judged on the basis of their contribution to the thesis research, the quality and level of innovation demonstrated, and the impact of the research on the science of synthetic polymers or biopolymers. The research adviser will also be recognized in publications about the award and during the award presentation.

Award: $2,000 prize, a plaque, and travel expenses to the Fall National Meeting of the ACS for the presentation

Sponsor: Henkel

Eligibility: Applicants must be in graduate school or not more than one year beyond graduation. Learn more at the website

Applications Due: Nominations due January 31 of the award year