The Longstaff Prize is given to an RSC member who has done the most to advance the science of chemistry.
Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge
Rules & Criteria
- Run triennially
- Candidates should be members of the RSC
- Candidates are NOT permitted to 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, which can be viewed through the link on this page
- Nominations open on 1 September 2015
- Nominations close on 15 January 2016
- Prize winners are chosen by the RSC Awards Sub-Committee
- Prize winner receives £5000, a medal and a certificate
About the Prize
This prize was instituted to commemorate Dr George Dixon Longstaff (1799-1892), an founding fellow and benefactor of the RSC.
Dr Longstaff was born in Durham and worked as a chemist in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, receiving his MD at Edinburgh University.
He led a varied career as an academic and industrial chemist, including a spell in America as the consulting chemist for the Place Gold Mines Company.
As well as being a founding fellow of the Chemical Society of London (later to become the RSC), he was also Vice-President twice (1853-1856 and 1876-1877).
A list of previous recipients of the Longstaff Prize, which was formerly known as the Longstaff Medal.
Online Nomination Form
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