Call for Nominations: The 2024 Edward W. Morley Medal

The Cleveland Section annually sponsors a regional award, which consists of the Morley Medal and an honorarium of $3,000. The next presentation of the Morley Medal is planned for a meeting of the Cleveland Section ACS in May 2024. The award is presented at a banquet, at which time the recipient will deliver the Edward W. Morley Lecture. Travel expenses for the medalist and spouse will be provided.

The purpose of the award is to recognize significant contributions to chemistry through achievements in research, teaching, engineering, research administration and public service, outstanding service to humanity, or to industrial progress.

The area of eligibility includes those parts of the United States and Canada within about 250 miles of Cleveland. The contributions for which the award is given should have been made by the awardee when a resident of this area, or if a major contribution was made elsewhere, the nominee should have continued to make contributions while a resident of this area.  Nominations may be made by any member of the American Chemical Society, The Chemical Society or the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Nominations for the Morley Medal should include a letter of nomination and curriculum vitae including the candidate’s education, professional experience & activities, awards & honors, offices held and specifics on significant contributions.  The letter of nomination should highlight these significant contributions.  A representative list of references to the candidate’s more important contributions, an evaluation of the significance of these achievements, and a listing of the nominee’s most significant publications and patents are also appropriate.  Successful nominations often contain additional letters of support from colleagues in their field of expertise.  Added consideration will be given to individuals under the age of 48 with demonstrated accomplishments and for promise of continuing significant future accomplishments. Strong seconding letters are also suggested. The specific reference for every publication or patent is neither required nor encouraged.  For a list of previous winners see:

Please submit letter of nomination, CV and any supporting letters electronically.  Deadline for receipt of nominations is December 15, 2023. Send nomination and supporting material to:

Dr. Mark J. Waner
[email protected]
Department of Chemistry
John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, OH 44118