Stanley C. Israel Regional Award

for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences


ACS Committee on Minority Affairs


The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award recognizes individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.


The award consists of a medal and a $1,000 grant to support and further the activities for which the award was made. The award also will include funding to cover the recipient’s travel expenses to the ACS regional meeting at which the award will be presented.


Nominees may come from academia, industry, government, or independent entities, and may also be organizations, including ACS Local Sections and Divisions. The nominee must have created and fostered ongoing programs or activities that result in increased numbers of persons from diverse and underrepresented minority groups, or persons with disabilities, who participate in the chemical enterprise.


The nomination deadline is March 1, 2018.


The nomination package must include:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A CV or resume containing relevant diversity promotion activities and factual data on outcomes
  • At least one, but no more than three supportive letters, one of which must come from the nominee’s ACS Local Section. Mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address of nominee/supporter must be provided

Nominate now


American Chemical Society
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-776-8003

Previous Winners

2016—Lawrence Duffy, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

2014—Sandy Ross, Montana Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership

2010—Ralph Young, Washington State University

Stanley C. Israel


Stan Israel was an educator, scientist, and mentor who spent most of his career at UMass-Lowell before joining Texas State University as Dean in 1997. The ACS POLY website maintains a memorial tribute to his life and career.