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Prizes for Young Chemists
|The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists has been established
to encourage outstanding young research scientists at
the beginning of their careers. The prizes will be given for
the most outstanding Ph.D. theses in the general area
of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1000-word
IUPAC will award up to five prizes annually. Each prize will consist
of USD 1000 cash and travel expenses to the next IUPAC Congress.
In keeping with IUPAC's status as a global organization, efforts
will be made to assure fair geographic distribution of prizes.
Prizes will be presented biennially at the IUPAC Congress. Each
awardee will be invited to present a poster on his/her research
and to participate in a plenary award session, and is expected to
submit a review article for possible publication in Pure and
Applications may be submitted, as described below, to the
IUPAC Secretariat. In addition, some IUPAC National Adhering
Organizations are soliciting applications in their own countries,
frequently in conjunction with a national award. In such cases,
application may be submitted to the NAO or to the Secretariat (not
both). A list of NAOs is given below.
Applications will be judged by a committee of eminent scientists
appointed by the President of IUPAC.
Procedures for the 2010 Prize:
a. Entrants must have received their Ph.D. (or
equivalent) degree, or completed all Ph.D. requirements including
successful defense of the doctoral thesis, during calendar
2009 in any of the countries that are Members
or Associate Members of IUPAC. Entrants need not be citizens or
residents of one of these countries at the time the application
b. The research described in the entrant's thesis
must be in the field of the chemical sciences, defined
as "chemistry and those disciplines and technologies that make
significant use of chemistry."
c. The IUPAC Prize recognizes only work that was
performed while the entrant was a graduate student.
d. Application requires submission of a completed
entry form, together with the material listed
in items e and f. The entry form and
supporting material should be submitted by e-mail whenever feasible.
Additional material may be sent as needed by fax or mail.
e. An essay must be submitted by the entrant
that describes his or her thesis work and places it in perspective
relative to current research in the chemical sciences. The essay
must be written in English by the entrant and may not exceed 1000
words. [For applications submitted through NAOs, a national
language may be permissible, and the NAO will assist in translation
to English. The announcement by the appropriate NAO should be
f. Two supporting letters (sent by e-mail if feasible)
are required from the thesis adviser and/or chairman of the thesis
committee and one additional faculty member. These letters should
comment on the qualifications and accomplishments of the applicant
and the significance of the thesis work.
g. Complete applications must be
received at the IUPAC Secretariat by February 1, 2010.
If submitted through an IUPAC National Adhering Organization or
Associate NAO, the deadline established by the NAO must be met.
Early submission is strongly encouraged so any questions may be
resolved before the deadline date.
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Link to <www.iupac.org/nao>
Current address _____________________________________________________
Phone: ___________________ Fax: ________________
List institution, date awarded, and field of study for each degree
you have received. Begin with your Ph.D.
Title ______________________________________________ __________________________________________________
Thesis Committee (include name and departmental affiliation)
Annexes to submit with this form:
Academic and professional awards received as
A 1000-word essay describing the thesis work
(essays longer than 1200 words will be returned to the applicant
Two supporting letters
I certify that the work described in the submitted
essay is based upon my thesis research and that the Ph.D. (or equivalent)
degree was awarded between 1 January and 31 December 2009.
Signature ___________________ Date ______________
the form as a doc file
>> to be submitted preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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