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Supelco/Nicholas Pelick-AOCS Research Award

Recognizing outstanding original research in fats, oils, lipid chemistry, or biochemistry.

The Supelco/Nicholas Pelick-AOCS Research Award is sponsored by Supelco, Inc., a subsidiary of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., and Nicholas Pelick, past president of AOCS.


  • Plaque
  • $10,000 honorarium


Candidate materials must include:

  • Letter of nomination
  • At least 3 letters of support from individuals familiar with the candidate's accomplishments
  • Biographical information which includes:
    • Current Curriculum Vitae, including full list of publications and patents
    • Summary of research accomplishments
    • Degrees held with the names of the granting institutions
    • Positions held during professional career

Nominations for this award are accepted from members of the Society, colleagues, or directly from individual candidates.

Intent to Nominate Form

Nomination Deadline: November 1

Send candidate material to as PDF files for consideration.

PDF’s must be created entirely from existing Word documents, rather than created from a scanner. This improves clarity of the document.


  • Candidate must have published technical papers of high quality
  • Preference given to individuals who are actively associated with research and have made influential discoveries in their fields