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Tilden Prizes

The Tilden Prizes are awarded for advances in chemistry.

2013 Winners

Professor Steven Armes

Tilden Prize 2013 Winner

Professor Steven Armes, University of Sheffield

Professor Eleanor Campbell

Tilden Prize 2013 Winner

Professor Eleanor Campbell, University of Edinburgh

Professor Steven Nolan

Tilden Prize 2013 Winner

Professor Steven Nolan, University of St Andrews

Rules & Criteria

  • Run annually
  • Up to three prizes are available
  • Candidates may NOT nominate themselves 
  • Candidates should be in mid-career, i.e. aged 55 or under.  The age specified is intended to guide nominators and selection panelists; appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken career breaks or followed different study paths.
  • Candidates should be working in the UK
  • A supporting statement of no longer than one A4 side, addressing the selection criteria, which can be viewed through the link on this page
  • one page CV for the candidate which should include their date of birth, summary of education and career, list of 5 publications, total numbers of publications and patents, and other indicators of esteem and evidence of independence
  • Nominations open on 1 September 2013
  • Nominations close on 15 January 2014
  • Prize winners are chosen by the RSC Awards Working Group
  • Winners receive 5000, a medal and certificate.         

About W. A. Tilden

William Augustus Tilden
The Tilden Prize was founded in 1939 to commemorate Sir William Augustus Tilden, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1903 to 1905.

Sir William was a professor at the Royal College of Science for over thirty years; from 1894 until his death in 1926.

Previous Winners

Previous winners

A list of previous recipients of the Tilden Prizes, which were formerly known as the Tilden Lectureships.

Nomination Information

Make a Nomination

The nominations for 2014 will close on 15 January 2014

Guidelines for Nominators of Prizes

Includes nomination requirements, selection procedure and timeframe information on making a nomination for an RSC Prize