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University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry 2016

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Physical & Biological Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:December 09, 2015
Subject:The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry 2016


Deadline for Internal Review:December 30, 2015

Project Description

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 mankind 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. It is also believed this award will play an important role in aiding and strengthening the other programs of the Foundation.

Amount per Award: $300,000
Duration of Award: Discretionary
Number of Awards: 1 Award


In accordance with these principles, any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on mankind. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 Nomination


Welch Guidelines


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

• Cover Page
• Statement of the research areas in chemistry on which the nomination is based
• Brief biographical sketch
• List of 25 of the nominee’s most important scientific publications
• Letter of recommendation from nominator

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to The Welch Foundation by January 29, 2016.