The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1914 was awarded to Theodore W. Richards "in recognition of his accurate determinations of the atomic weight of a large number of chemical elements".
Theodore W. Richards received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1915. During the selection process in 1914, the Nobel Committee for Chemistry decided that none of the year's nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel. According to the Nobel Foundation's statutes, the Nobel Prize can in such a case be reserved until the following year, and this statute was then applied. Theodore W. Richards therefore received his Nobel Prize for 1914 one year later, in 1915.