Interdisciplinary Prizes


The Interdisciplinary Prizes are awarded for work at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines.


2015 Winners

Professor Elaine Holmes

Interdisciplinary Prize 2015 Winner

Professor Elaine Holmes, Imperial College London



Professor Sally Price

Interdisciplinary Prize 2015 Winner

Professor Sarah (Sally) Price, University College London



Professor Anthony Watts

Interdisciplinary Prize 2015 Winner

Professor Anthony Watts, University of Oxford


General information


  • Run annually
  • Up to three prizes are available
  • Prize winner receives 5000, a medal and a certificate, to be presented at an Awards ceremony in November 
  • The winners will complete UK lecture tours
  • Prize winners are chosen by the RSC Awards Working Group 

Guidelines for Nominators


  • Nominations open on 01 October 2015
  • Nominations close on 15 January 2016 
  • Only RSC Members can nominate for the 2016 Prizes and Awards Main portfolio 
  • Candidates may NOT nominate themselves
  • The prize is open to candidates living in the UK and Republic of Ireland only
  • There are no age restrictions associated with this prize 
  • When nominating recent Award and Prize winners, please remember that a person cannot be rewarded twice for substantially the same body of work         

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 candidate's name and contact details 
  • An up to date CV for the candidate (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) which should include their date of birth, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant publications, total numbers of publications and patents (if appropriate) and website URL if relevant
  • A supporting statement (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) 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 prize       

Selection Criteria for RSC Prizes


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

  • Originality of research
  • Impact of research
  • Quality of publications and/or patents and/or software
  • Innovation
  • Professional standing
  • Collaborations and teamwork
  • Other indicators of esteem indicated by the nominee/nominator     

Previous Winners

Interdisciplinary Prizes Previous Winners

1986 - present

History of the Prize


The Interdisciplinary Prizes were established in 1986.


Awards Working Group


  • Nicholas Westwood, University of St Andrews (Chair)
  • Melissa Hanna-Brown, Pfizer Global R+D
  • Brendan Keely, University of York 
  • David Cole-Hamilton, University of St Andrews
  • Graham Hutchings, Cardiff University
  • Howard Colquhoun, University of Reading
  • Ray Jones, University of Loughborough
  • Tom Brown, University of Oxford
  • Gareth Price, University of Bath
  • Bryan Hanley, KTN 

Contact and Further Information

Awards
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432384
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