The Foundation honors researchers who have made particularly significant contributions to the progress of organic chemistry. The awardee provides the award lecture at the International Kyoto Conference on New Aspects of Organic Chemistry (IKCOC) held by the Kinka Chemical Society, Japan.

Prize Overview

Name The International Organic Chemistry Foundation, IKCOC Prize
Purpose To honor distinguished achievements in the advancement of organic chemistry
Details The awardee will receive a certificate and a cash award of 1 million yen.
A prize awarding ceremony is held, and the awardee will give an award lecture at the IKCOC.
A travel expense to the ceremony will be paid by the Foundation.
Year of Establishment 2019(Awarded by the IKCOC Organizing Committee for 2009-2018)
Target Organic Chemists
Selection The IKCOC Prize selection committee will select the awardee.

List of Past Award Recipients

2023 IKCOC-15
Professor Stuart L. Schreiber (Harvard University, Broad Institute, USA)
2018 IKCOC-14
Professor Klaus Müllen (Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Germany)
2015 IKCOC-13
Professor Dieter Seebach (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
2012 IKCOC-12
Professor Manfred Reetz (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany)
2009 IKCOC-11
Professor George M. Whitesides (Harvard University, USA)

For more information on past IKCOC speakers, please click here.
IKCOC Speakers List (IKCOC-1 – IKCOC-14)