Hillebrand Prize Nominations Now Open

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Hillebrand Prize, awarded annually for original contributions to the science of chemistry by a member or members of the CSW.

The Hillebrand Prize is the most prestigious honor given each year by CSW and is recognized nationally as a mark of significant accomplishment in chemistry. The Hillebrand Prize originated in 1924 and is named for Dr. William F. Hillebrand (1853- 1925), an internationally recognized pioneer in analytical chemistry and one of Washington’s most distinguished early chemists. The prize carries an honorarium of $2000. Many previous Hillebrand Prize recipients have won numerous other national and international awards, including three who have received the Nobel Prize.

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How to nominate:

Nomination packets must include:

  • A nomination letter
    • The nomination letter must be limited to 1000 words.
  • Seconding letters.
    • Two seconding letters may be sent, limited to a maximum of 500 words.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • A proposed citation (not more than 25 words)

The nomination package should be submitted by email, preferably as PDF files(s), to [email protected]. Nominations will be active for three years.

In accordance with the CSW Standing Rules, both the nominee and the nominator must be current members of CSW, but this restriction does not apply to writers of seconding letters. If you would like to verify the eligibility of an individual as a nominee or nominator, please contact the CSW Administrator at [email protected].

All materials must be received by November 2, 2015. The awardee will be announced before the end of the year, and the Prize will be presented at the CSW dinner meeting in March 2016.