AOCS Awards recognize individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to science, industry, and our Society.

Awards

There is still time to recognize a deserving colleague!

How to nominate

  1. Read the full award description and nomination requirements at aocs.org/awards. (Self-nominations are welcome.)
  2. Email the nomination materials in PDF format to awards@aocs.org.
  3. Questions along the way? Email awards@aocs.org.

Need help deciding which award is right for you? Contact Victoria Santos


Society Awards      Scientific Awards      Division Awards      Student Awards

A.R. Baldwin Distinguished Service


Recognizes long-term, distinguished service to AOCS in positions of significant responsibility. The Society's highest service award. Sponsored by Cargill. 

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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AOCS Award of Merit


Recognizes an AOCS Member who has displayed leadership in administrative activities, meritorious service on AOCS committees or performed an outstanding activity or service. 

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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AOCS
Fellow


Recognizes achievements in science or extraordinary service to the Society.

Deadline to nominate is September 1

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Supelco
AOCS Research


Recognizes outstanding original research in fats, oils, lipid chemistry or biochemistry.  Sponsored by MilliporeSigma, a subsidiary of Sigma-Aldrich Corp.


Deadline to nominate is August 1

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Stephen S. Chang


Recognizes a scientist, technologist or engineer who has made decisive accomplishments in research for the improvement or development of products related to lipids. Provided by the Stephen and Lucy Chang endowed fund.


Deadline to nominate is September 1

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AOCS Young Scientist Research 

Recognizes a young scientist who has made a significant and substantial research contribution in one of the areas represented by the Divisions of AOCS. Sponsored by the International Food Science Centre A/S. 

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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Alton E. Bailey

Recognizes outstanding research and/or exceptional service in the field of lipids and associated products.  

Deadline to nominate is September 1

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ANA Division
Herbert J. Dutton 


Recognizes an individual who has made signifi cant contributions to the analysis of fats, oils and related products.  

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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BIO Division
Ching Hou Biotechnology 


Recognizes a scientist, technologist or leader who has made contributions to the advancement of the Biotechnology Division's area of interest.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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EAT Division
Timothy L. Mounts 


Recognizes research related to the science and technology of edible oils or derivatives in food products, which may be basic or applied in nature.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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EAT Division
Outstanding Achievement


Recognizes a scientist, technologist or leader who has made significant contributions to the Division’s area of interest or to the advancement of edible oils.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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H&N Division
Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement


Recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the Division’s area of interest, or whose work has resulted in major advances in health and nutrition.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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H&N Division
New Investigator Research


Recognizes a young scientist who is making significant and substantial research contributions in one of the areas represented by the Health and Nutrition Division of AOCS.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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IOP Division
ACI/NBB Glycerine Innovation


Recognizes outstanding achievement for research in new applications for glycerine with emphasis on commercial viability. Sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB).

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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PCP Division 
New Investigator Research


Recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of protein and co-products through research and applications. 

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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PCP Division
Distinguished Service


Recognizes and honors outstanding and meritorious service to the oilseed processing industry.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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S&D Division
Samuel Rosen Memorial


Recognizes a surfactant chemist for significant advancement or application of surfactant chemistry principles. Initiated by Milton Rosen and this Division.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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S&D Division
Distinguished Service


Recognizes outstanding and commendable service to the surfactants, detergents and soaps industry.
 

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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Honored Student


Recognizes graduate students in any area of fats and lipids. To receive the award, a candidate must remain a registered graduate student and must not have received a graduate degree or have begun career employment before the Society’s Annual Meeting.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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Hans Kaunitz


Recognizes a student conducting research related to fats, oils and detergent technology. 

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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Lipid Chemistry and Nutrition


Recognizes outstanding performance and achievement of a graduate student conducting research in lipid chemistry and nutrition. Sponsored by Seawit Co., Inc.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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Lipid Processing and Biotechnology


Recognizes outstanding performance and achievement of a graduate student conducting research in lipid processing and biotechnology. Sponsored by Myande Group Co., Inc.

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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Ralph H. Potts Memorial Fellowship


Recognizes a graduate student conducting research related to fatty acids and their derivatives, such as long-chain alcohols, amines and other nitrogen compounds. Sponsored by AkzoNobel, Inc. 

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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D.Snoke

2020 Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship Winner

Deena B. Snoke, The Ohio State University, USA


Recognizes a graduate student doing research in areas of interest to AOCS. Sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Foundation, AOCS Foundation, AOCS, and the family and friends of Dr. Smouse

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AOCS Division Student Awards


Recognizes over 20 students from any institution of higher learning, who are studying and doing research towards an advanced degree in fats, oils and related materials

Deadline to nominate is August 1

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