Award for Exceptional Service


To recognise exceptional volunteering activity in service to the Royal Society of Chemistry.

This award is designed to recognise those volunteers who have made a personal impact by contributing through a variety of volunteer positions (eg voluntary roles on a range of Boards/committees over a career) or over a sustained period of time supporting the Chemists' Community Fund.

For consideration in 2020, nominations must be made by completion of the nomination form and received by 5pm (UK Time) 15 January 2020.

The full criteria are included in the nomination form.


Eligibility and criteria


Eligibility
  • This award is only open to current members of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Honorary or permanent officers of the RSC, Trustees and members of the Member Communities Board, shall not normally be eligible to receive the Award whilst in office.
  • Non-members and past members of the Royal Society of Chemistry are not eligible for this award. 

Restrictions

  • It is not possible for a member to be awarded this award and the Inspirational Member Award in the same year.
  • Nominators should not submit nominations for the same individual for both awards in a single year.
  • An individual can normally only receive this award once.

Nominator criteria

  • Any current member of the Royal Society of Chemistry may submit nominations for this award.
  • Staff and non-members of the RSC are not permitted to submit nominations for this award.
  • All nominations must include the names and membership numbers of a proposer and seconder.
  • Nominations will be invited from the Board of Trustees, members of all Division Councils and the officers of our member networks.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted for this award.

Downloadable Files

Nomination form and criteria for 2020 Award for Exceptional Service
For consideration in 2020, nominations must be received by 5pm (UK time) 15 January 2020.
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Sample Citation for the Award for Exceptional Service
Download an example of an excellent citation for the Award for Exceptional Service
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2019 Winners

Mrs Gill Berkeley CSci CChem FRSC

For outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry and the chemical education community in Scotland.

Dr Steve Byard CSci CChem FRSC

For outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry through his commitment to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Discussion Group.

Dr Diarmaid Hanna CChem FRSC

For outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry through his dedication to supporting a diverse range of activities in Northern Ireland and representing their chemistry co...

Dr Hilary Jeffreys CSci CChem FRSC

For outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry through her dedication to the development of opportunities for diverse groups to gain qualifications and join the chemical...

Dr D Neville Jones CChem FRSC

For outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry through his commitment to the South Wales West Local Section.

Mr Alan Middleton CChem MRSC

For outstanding service to the Royal Society of Chemistry through his commitment to the Chemists' Community Fund and the Downland Local Section. He is recognised for his dedication...

Previous Winners

Award for Service Winners

1981 - present

Contact and Further Information

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