Agilent Early Career Professor Award

Now accepting applications for the 2024 Award


  • To promote and encourage research excellence on topics of importance to Agilent and the world
  • To establish strong collaborative relationships with emerging academic leaders early in their career
  • To build the prominence of Agilent as a sponsor of university research

Award Eligibility:

  • Professor must hold a tenure-tracked faculty position
  • Must have completed Ph.D. or M.D. residency within 12 years of award year
    (additional extensions may apply, please see FAQ)

Selection Criteria:

  • Alignment with the Focus Topic: Contributions to environmental sustainability through development of green analytical technologies, methods, or laboratory working environments.
  • Significant original research contributions enabling solutions of importance to Agilent and the world
    (ref: sustainable lab solutions; my green lab)
  • Innovation and outstanding potential for future research contributions


  • An unrestricted research award of $120K to be distributed in 2 years to university in the professor’s name.
    • Option to use all or part of award to obtain Agilent products at 50% discount.
    • Option to accelerate payments for equipment with list price over $120K.
  • Winner will receive an engraved plaque commemorating award, presented in a suitable ceremony.
  • Winner is invited to make a presentation at an Agilent site (at Agilent’s expense).
  • Winner’s name, photo and research highlights will be featured on the AECPA website.

Application Checklist:

1.) Application Form (.docx, 66kb)

2.) Cover Letter (limit to 1 page)

3.) Summary of Research (limit to 2 pages; must include these 3 sections)

  • Section 1: areas of expertise,
  • Section 2: contributions related to Focus Topic, and
  • Section 3: relevance to Agilent and the world.

4.) Curriculum vitae (limit to 3 pages)

  • Education and academic background
  • Key experiences, publications, presentations, and patents
  • Technical and professional recognition, awards, honors, and affiliations

Submission Process and Key Dates:

Nov 10, 2023 Call for Applications begins
Feb 23, 2024 Deadline for Applications
June 13, 2024 Finalists announced on AECPA website
July 5, 2024 Deadline for Finalists to submit two letters of recommendation and photo
Aug 22, 2024 Winner announced on AECPA website


Past Winners