Rules for the Junior and Senior Food Group Medals

  1. The purpose of the RSC Food Group Awards is to encourage excellence in the application of the chemical sciences to food, drawing attention to the challenges for chemistry in the food industry and encouraging first class scientists to enter the field of food chemistry.

  2. The Junior Award will be made for the most meritorious contribution to food chemistry on the basis of published papers and/ or other documentary evidence over the preceding five years.

  3. The Senior Award will be in recognition of a substantial contribution to food chemistry over at least 15 years, including work of exceptional merit which has led to advances in food chemistry of practical significance to the food industry.

  4. The awards are open to all scientists, whether or not members of the RSC and/or the Food Group, except for a limit of 39 years of age, as on the closing date for nomination, for the Junior Medal.

  5. Nominations for the 2013 Medals must be made by June 30th 2013 and may be submitted by any nominator familiar with the work of the candidate.  The candidate’s agreement must first be obtained and the name of a second person willing to act as a referee should be given

  6. Nominations should be sent, on the form provided, together with the necessary supporting evidence, to the Secretary, RSC Food Group, c/o RSC Networks Team marking the envelope “Confidential- Award” on the top left-hand corner.

  7. The Royal Society of Chemistry Food Group committee will appoint an awards sub-committee of high standing to select the award winners.  The awards will be made biennially but may be withheld if no suitable candidates of sufficiently high standard are nominated.

  8. Unsuccessful candidates may be re-nominated in subsequent years, subject to the age constraint for the Junior Medal.  A medal winner may not be nominated again for an award in the same category, although a Junior Medal holder may subsequently be nominated for a Senior award.Recipients of awards may be invited to present a lecture on their work at a meeting sponsored by the RSC Food Group or RSC Regional Groups.

Contact and Further Information

Dr Fiona McMillan
Member Networks Team Leader
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: + 44 (0) 1223 432269