Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division

AGFD Awards

Young Scientist Symposium Award Flyer 

Deadline is March 15, 2019

 A single young scientist is selected to be honored in an awards symposium sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society. This competition is designed by the AGFD to showcase the research talents of an outstanding young scientist in the fields of study encompassed by the Division.


ATTENTION STUDENTS: Competition Deadline October 15, 2018

 Links here for graduate and undergraduate competitions:

Withycombe Charalabous Graduate Paper Competition

 Undergraduate Poster Competition

 Congratulations the 2018 AGFD Award Recipients! 

Award for the Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: Sevim Erhan

Roy Teranishi Graduate Fellowship in Food Chemistry: Amadeus Driando Ahnan, University of Massachusetts

AGFD Young Scientist Award: Michael Granvogl, Technical University of Munich

Withycombe–Charalambous Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in Agricultural or Food Chemistry: Yaxi Hu, University of British Columbia

AGFD Undergraduate Award: Alexia Ciarfella, Rutgers University


AGFD also co-sponsors two other awards--

Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship Award: James Seiber

Kenneth A. Spencer Award: Thomas Stevenson


AGFD Awards

Teranishi Graduate Fellowship brochure and instructions

Brochure for: AGFD Undergraduate Student Competition and application: 

Brochure for: Graduate Student Competition - Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Symposium .

AGFD Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 

Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Nominations should list the name, present affiliation, and achievements of the candidate.  The nomination form and no more than three (3) letters of endorsement must be submitted to the Chair of the Awards Committee by February 1 of the year for which they are nominated.  The Awards Committee will select one nominee for ratification by the Divisional Executive Committee at or before their spring meeting.  Nominees, other than the recipient, will be eligible for consideration for two (2) consecutive calendar years without re-submission of information.

Flyer (Click Here)

pdf Nomination Form (Click Here)

Word Nomination Form (Click here)

Spencer Award (Click Here)

The Kenneth A. Spencer Award (formerly the Charles E. Spencer Award) for outstanding achievement in agricultural chemistry is administered by the Kansas City Section of the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes meritorious contributions to the field of agricultural and food chemistry. The Kansas City Section presents this award in the hope that it will give added stimulus in research, education,industry, science & technology, and to further progress in agricultural and food chemistry. The award shall consist of an appropriate medal and an honorarium of $6,000 to be presented annually at a public meeting of the Kansas City Section of the American Chemical Society.  The Spencer Award is presented at the ACS National Meeting and is co-sponsored by AGFD and AGRO. 


2014 AGFD Award Winners!  


Lists of AGFD Award Winners 


List of ACS Fellows from AGFD 

The selection of ACS Fellows is based on documented excellence and leadership in both of two areas: (1) science, the profession, education, and/or management, and (2) volunteer service in the ACS community.