The Kenneth G. Hancock Award is sponsored by ENVR and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and is administered by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.  Details of the award, application guidelines and past winners can be found on the ACS website:

Cumulative Hancock Award Winners List



The award provides national recognition and honor for outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies. This includes but is not limited to the research, development, and implementation of fundamental and innovative chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use, and that have the potential to be utilized in achieving national pollution prevention goals.


The recipient of the award receives $1000. The award is presented in conjunction with the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference held in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in June.


The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of citizenship or country of study. Students who completed their degree prior to May 1 of the year before the application year are not eligible for the award