Arthur Winter earns 2022 Cottrell Plus SEED Award


Arthur Winter, professor in the Department of Chemistry, has earned a Cottrell Plus SEED (Singular Exceptional Endeavors of Discovery) Award for 2022. Administered by the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement, this highly competitive honor was given to only five U.S. researchers this year.

SEED Awards offer Cottrell Scholars the opportunity to start high-risk, high-reward new research or educational activities, granting $50,000 for research projects or $25,000 for educational projects. Winter earned the award for his research proposal “Laboratory Photosynthesis of Oligosaccharides: Towards Glycan Chips.”

“Cottrell Scholars are innovators, and this is a select group of accomplished scientists,” said Silvia Ronco, senior program director for the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. “The creative new projects they generate with these awards could lead to some high-impact results.”

SEED accepts chemistry proposals from Cottrell Scholars in even-numbered years, and physics and astronomy proposals in odd-numbered years.

Since 1994, the Cottrell Scholar program has honored and helped to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their potential for academic leadership.

The SEED Award is among a suite of Cottrell Plus Awards offered to support Cottrell Scholars at different stages throughout their careers.