For several years the Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis has both been sponsored and administered by The North American Catalysis Society. I am pleased to announce that Johnson Matthey PLC’s Catalysts and Chemicals Division has now agreed to underwrite the expenses associated with this award. Support for the Award will begin with the 2003 awardee. The award is given in recognition of substantial contributions to one or more areas in the field of catalysis with emphasis on discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena, catalytic reaction mechanisms and identification and description of catalytic sites and species. The Awardee is selected on the basis of his/her contributions to the catalytic literature and the current timeliness of these research contributions. The recipient may be invited to (1) visit and lecture to each of the affiliated Clubs/Societies with which mutually satisfactory arrangements can be made and (2) prepare a review paper(s) for publication covering these lectures. Publication will be in an appropriate periodical. This Lectureship is awarded biennially in odd-numbered years. The award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $5,000. Up to an additional $4,500 is available to cover traveling expenses associated with giving lectures throughout North America. More information under Awards folder on the NACS Web site.