The Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service


The Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service recognises exceptional voluntary services over a period of years to the RSC Analytical Division - typically at least ten years.


2017 Winner


This Award was not awarded for 2017. 


General information


  • Run annually
  • The winner receives 1000 and a certificate 
  • The winner will be chosen by the Analytical Division Awards Committee        

Guidelines for Nominators


  • Nominations open on 01 October
  • Nominations close on 15 January
  • Only RSC Members can nominate for this award
  • Nominees may NOT nominate themselves
  • The award is only open to nominees who are members of the RSC Analytical Division   

To make a nomination please use our online awards nominations system  to submit the following:

  • Your name, contact details, and membership number (please contact the RSC Membership team if you do not know your membership details)
  • The nominee's name and contact details 
  • An up to date CV for the nominee (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) which should include their date of birth and a summary of education and career. It may also include a list of 5 relevant publications and total numbers of publications and patents if appropriate
  • A supporting statement (up to 4500 characters, not including spaces) addressing the selection criteria 
  • A short citation describing what the nominee should be awarded for. This must be no longer than 250 characters (not including spaces) and ideally no longer than one sentence
  • References are not required for this award and will not be accepted

Selection Criteria for RSC Awards


Our selection committees base their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not simply on quantitative measures.

The selection committee(s) will consider the following aspects of all nominations for scientific research Awards as appropriate:

  • Examples of exceptional voluntary services over a period of years to the RSC Analytical Division (typically at least ten years)
  • Impact of contributions
  • Professional standing
  • Collaborations and teamwork
  • Other indicators of esteem indicated by the nominee/nominator       

Analytical Division Awards Committee


  • Melissa Hanna-Brown, Pfizer Global R+D (Chair)
  • John Dean, University of Northumbria
  • David Elder, GlaxoSmithKline (Retired)
  • Sara Evans, University of Hertfordshire (Retired) 
  • Apryll Stalcup, Dublin City University
  • Jane Thomas-Oates, University of York 

Previous Winners

The Anne Bennett Memorial Award for Distinguished Service Previous Winners

1993 - present

Contact and Further Information

Awards
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 420066