The Division of Biological Chemistry administers several awards and provides financial assistance for our members in the early stages of their career to attend these meetings.

Division of Biological Chemistry Awards

Abeles and Jencks Award for the Chemistry of Biological Processes

PURPOSE To acknowledge and encourage outstanding contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of biological processes, with particular emphasis on structure, function, and mechanism. The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry (DBC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). NATURE The award consists of a $6,000 honorarium and a medal. The award is presented… Read More


Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry

Nominees shall have accomplished outstanding work in enzyme chemistry where the presence of enzyme action is unequivocally demonstrated. The nominee shall be engaged in noncommercial work and no more than 12 years shall have passed since they completed their last period of postdoctoral training by April 1, 2022. It is the responsibility of the nominator to… Read More


Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry

Nominees shall have accomplished outstanding research in biological chemistry of unusual merit and independence of thought and originality. No more than 10 years shall have passed since the nominee completed his/her last period of postdoctoral training by April 1, 2023 and he/she shall be actively engaged in the line of research for which the award… Read More


ACS Lectureships

ACS Publications journal awards and lectureships recognize a mix of early career and established investigators who have made significant contributions to research in their fields.

The ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship

ACS Chemical Biology and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry are pleased to announce the annual lectureship to honor the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology and has published at least one paper in ACS Chemical Biology. The award will be presented… Read More


The Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award and The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

Nominations are requested for The Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award and The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award, which will be presented during the Fall ACS National Meeting.The Editor-in-Chief of Biochemistry and the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society administer these awards jointly. The award is also intended to foster closer relations between the ACS… Read More


Other Awards

Also see Travel Awards to Attend ACS National Meetings.

Knowles Travel Award

PURPOSE To support the participation of graduate students at the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), Bioorganic Chemistry and Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Metabolic Pathways. The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry (DBC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). NATURE The award consists of travel support up to $1,000 for one graduate student to attend… Read More


Founders Travel Award

PURPOSE To support the participation of students and/or postdocs at the Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference (EMC). The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry (DBC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). NATURE The award consists of travel support up to $2,000 for one graduate student or postdoc to attend the biannual winter Enzyme… Read More


Biopolymers Murray Goodman Memorial Prize

Inaugurated in 2007 in honour of the Biopolymers Founding Editor, the Murray Goodman Memorial Prize recognises outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics or chemical biology. Nominations for the prize should contain a statement of 1,000 words or fewer written by the nominator, detailing the research accomplishments of… Read More