Inspirational Member and Committee Awards


These awards only recognises activities undertaken under the auspices of our member-led networks (normally Local Sections, Interest Groups, Division Regions and Early Career Network).

Inspirational Member Award

To recognise the contribution of individual members who, through our member networks, have been instrumental in introducing and driving new ideas and approaches to support the full breadth of our community.

  • Self-nominations will not be accepted for this award. 

Inspirational Committee Award

To recognise member networks committees that have initiated novel activities or approaches in order to engage or provide services for their communities. This should include initiatives to make the committee or events more inclusive to engage new members, an activity which has had a significant demonstrable impact in the community or other novel/significant activity which demonstrably supports our wider strategy.

  • Nominations from members of the nominated committee are permitted for this award. 

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

The full criteria for both awards are included in the nomination forms.


Downloadable Files

Nomination form for the 2020 Inspirational Member Award
For consideration this year, nominations must be received by 5pm (UK time) 15 January 2020.
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Sample citation for the Inspirational Member Award
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Nomination form for the 2020 Inspirational Committee Award
For consideration this year, nominations must be received by 5pm (UK time) 15 January 2020
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Sample citation for the Inspirational Committee Award
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2019 Inspirational Member Award Winners

Dr Robin Attrill CChem MRSC

For dedication to promoting the Royal Society of Chemistry, enthusing the next generation of chemical scientists and his activities as part of the Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group....

Dr Jon Rourke CChem MRSC

For dedication to the planning, organising and running of the Dalton Joint Interest Group Meeting.

Dr Michael Seery CChem FRSC

For dedication to the diversification of the programmes for both the Chemical Education Research Group and the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Local Section.

Professor Jayathirtha Rao Vaidya CChem FRSC

In recognition of dedication to the Royal Society of Chemistry as part of the Deccan Local Section committee.

2019 Inspirational Committee Award Winners


Aberdeen and North Scotland Local Section committee
For revitalising the Aberdeen and North Scotland Local Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry and improving the engagement and activities available to members of their community.

Cumbria Local Section committee
For developing their programme of events to provide engagement opportunities for the full breadth of their community by embracing the diversity of their membership and seeking out new communication channels and collaborations.

Toxicology Group committee
For the production and promotion of the Faces of Toxicology films highlighting the diversity of scientists and career opportunities in the toxicology community.


Past Winners

Details of the past winners of our Inspirational Member and Inspirational Committee Awards

Contact and Further Information

Networks Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432269