The Welch Foundation
Welch Award in Chemistry
The purpose of The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind as set forth in the will of Robert Alonzo Welch. The founder was interested in chemistry and in its service to both the betterment and the understanding of human life. We also believe this award plays an important role in aiding and strengthening the other programs of the Foundation.
In accordance with these principles, the award committee will consider any person who has made important chemical research contributions that have had a significant, positive influence on humankind. We intend that the award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has not previously been recognized in a similar manner.
Any person can submit a nomination for consideration, but no self-nominations are allowed. All nominations must be submitted using the proposalCentral application portal.
The award committee will consider any person who has made important chemical research contributions that have had a significant, positive influence on humankind. We intend that the award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has not previously been recognized in a similar manner.
Directors and officers of the Foundation and members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Foundation may not make nominations nor are they eligible to receive the award. Former SAB members are eligible to be nominated four (4) years after the calendar year in which they left the SAB.
The recipient will be required to be present at a ceremony and banquet in Houston, Texas in the month of October. The monetary amount of the award is $500,000.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research Web-Page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online, using the application portal mentioned on the Welch Award website. Application criteria may be found on the Welch Award website. Please submit an OR-5 and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by the external deadline.