Royal Society of Chemistry-Société Chimique de France Lectureship in Chemical Sciences


The Royal Society of Chemistry-Société Chimique de France Lectureship in Chemical Sciences is a reciprocal lectureship awarded alternately by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Société Chimique de France (SCF), for advances in chemistry made by a scientist while working and residing in France or the UK, respectively.

General information


  • Run biennially - OPEN for 2018 nominations 
  • The winner receives €1000 and a certificate
  • The winner delivers at least one lecture in the UK 
  • The award is administered by the Royal Society of Chemistry in even years and the Société Chimique de France (SCF) in odd years   

Guidelines for Nominators


  • Nominations open on 01 October
  • Nominations close on 15 January.
  • Both RSC Members and non-members can nominate for this award
  • Nominees may NOT nominate themselves
  • The award is open to nominees working and residing in France only
  • There are no age restrictions associated with this award
  • When nominating previous RSC prize or award winners, please remember that a person cannot be awarded 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 if an RSC member, your 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, 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 (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:

  • 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   

Awards Working Group


  • Duncan Bruce, University of York (Chair)
  • Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde 
  • Rob Field, John Innes Centre
  • Emma Raven, University of Leicester
  • Simon Lancaster, University of East Anglia
  • Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University
  • Eleanor Campbell, University of Edinburgh
  • Roy Sandbach, Newcastle University
  • Mark Weller, University of Bath
  • Chris Willis, University of Bristol

RSC-SCF Lectureship in Chemical Sciences Previous Winners

Previous winners of the RSC-SCF Lectureship in Chemical Sciences

2006 - present

History of the Award


The Royal Society of Chemistry - Société Chimique de France Lectureship in Chemical Sciences was established in 2006 in order to develop and strengthen the scientific links between France and the UK.

The award is run biennially by the SCF and RSC, alternating between nominees working and residing in the UK and in France respectively.  


Related Links

Link icon Prix Franco-Britannique (In French)
Société Chimique de France


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Submit your nomination

Related Links

Link icon Submit your nomination online
Deadline for nominations is 15 January 2018. Your nomination can be saved and completed at any time.


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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