The following awards are supported and awarded by The Coblentz Society.
The William G. Fateley Student Award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to vibrational spectroscopy during a current Ph.D. program. The Coblentz Society Student Awards recognize outstanding young scientists pursuing studies in vibrational spectroscopy.
The Craver Award honoring Clara Craver is presented annually to an outstanding young molecular spectroscopist whose efforts are in the area of applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. Clara Craver was the editor of the Coblentz Desk reference and other subsequent libraries that later became databases of infrared spectra that is the foundation for the application of modern vibrational spectroscopy. Her efforts resulted in the creation of the endowment that supports the Coblentz Society and many of the awards that it gives out annually. The candidate must be under the age of 45 on January 1st of the year of the award. The work may include any aspect of infrared (NIR, MIR, or Far), and/or THz, and/or Raman spectroscopy in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. The nominees may come from an academia, government lab, or industrial backgrounds
The Coblentz Award is presented annually to an outstanding young molecular spectroscopist under the age of 40. This award is the Society’s original award (first awarded in 1964), and is the complement of the ‘Craver Award‘ that recognizes young spectroscopists for efforts in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy.
The award is presented annually at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (ISMS). Due to delays arising from the COVID-19 situation, the 2022 award will be presented in 2023. Consequently, in 2023, the distinguished honor will be presented at SciX.