Interdisciplinary Prizes


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


2014 Winners

Professor Armes

Interdisciplinary Prize 2014 Winner

Professor Steven Armes, University of Sheffield



Professor Flitsch

Interdisciplinary Prize 2014 Winner

Professor Sabine Flitsch, University of Manchester



Professor Pancost

Interdisciplinary Prize 2014 Winner

Professor Richard Pancost, University of Bristol


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 September 2014
  • Nominations close on 15 January 2015 
  • Only RSC Members can nominate for the 2015 Prizes and Awards Main portfolio 
  • Candidates may NOT nominate themselves
  • Open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland only 
  • 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 at the bottom of the page 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 and total numbers of publications and patents (if appropriate)
  • A supporting statement (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) addressing the selection criteria 
  • 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.


Make a Nomination

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Deadline for nominations Wednesday 15 January 2015. Your nomination can be saved and completed at any time


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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
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623