The Centenary Prizes are awarded to outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas to give lectures in the British Isles.
Professor Craig Hawker, University of California
Professor Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Stephen Withers, University of British Columbia
Rules & Criteria
- Run annually
- Up to three prizes are available
- Candidates should be working overseas, not in the United Kingdom
- Candidates may NOT nominate themselves
- One page CV for the candidate, which should include the details listed in the Information for Nominators of Prizes, which can be viewed through the link on this page
- A two page supporting statement addressing the selection criteria (selection criteria can be viewed through the link on this page)
- Nominations open on 1 September 2012
- Nominations close on 15 January 2013
- Prize winners are chosen by the RSC Awards Working Group
- Winners receive £5000, a medal and certificate
About the prize
The Centenary prize was founded in 1947 to commemorate the centenary of the Chemical Society in 1841.
In 1980, the Chemical Society and the Royal Institute of Chemistry, together with the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry, became the Royal Society of Chemistry.
A list of previous recipients of the Centenary Prizes, which were formerly known as the Centenary Lectureships.
Make a Nomination
Includes nomination requirements, selection procedure and timeframe information on making a nomination for an RSC Prize
Selection criteria to be addressed in the supporting statement and referees report