Guidelines for Referees

The Nominator will enter Referee details into the online nomination system. An email will be sent to the Referee and they will be invited to submit a reference for the nomination through the online nomination system. The deadline for references is 31 January 2014.

The online system will ask referees to provide a statement regarding the suitability of the candidate for the RSC Prize or Award for which they have been nominated.  This statement should address the selection criteria listed below, any additional criteria for the specific Prize or Award (see the A-Z list), and be no more than 500 words in length.  We also ask that you state your relationship (if any) with the nominee e.g. PhD supervisor.

If you have any questions about refereeing please contact the Awards Department.

Selection Criteria

The following aspects of all nominations for scientific research Prizes and Awards will be considered by the selection committee(s) as appropriate:

  • Originality of research
  • Impact of research
  • Quality of publications and/or patents
  • Innovation
  • Professional standing
  • Independence (for early career Prizes and Awards only)
  • Collaborations
  • Other indicators of esteem indicated by the nominee/nominator   

A-Z List

All RSC Prizes, Awards, Lectureships, Medals and Interest Group Awards listed alphabetically.

Contact and Further Information

Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432384
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623