Radiochemistry Group Awards
The Radiochemistry Group currently offers four Awards.
Young Researchers' Fund
The Radiochemistry Group is pleased to announce the availability of funds to promote radiochemistry by encouraging students to discuss and disseminate their work during their radiochemistry training period.
Examples of financial assistance the RCG will normally consider are payments or part payments for attendance and travel to conferences, symposia, workshops etc. Applicants are strongly encouraged to be Radiochemistry Group members.
- Applications are particularly encouraged for Radiochemistry Group endorsed meetings and we prefer applications to be in electronic format.
- Successful UK based applicants will be strongly encouraged to present their work at the biennial Radiochemistry Group Young Researchers Meeting.
- An indicative value for typical awards is up to a maximum of £500.
- It is expected that around 4 bursaries will be awarded per annum.
- The applicant will normally be expected to be a member of the Radiochemistry Group.
- If successful the applicant must acknowledge the RCG Young Researchers Fund as a sponsor of their presentation.
- Deadlines for applications will be May 1st, September 1st and December 1st, for consideration at the following month’s committee meeting.
- Retrospective applications will not be considered.
- Decisions will normally be communicated to applicants within 2 months of the deadline dates.
- A maximum of 2 applications from a single institution (e.g. a University) can be submitted per year.
- Successful applicants must submit a report and photograph of the event they have attended.
Case for Support
The case for support should be no more than 500 words and should include details of the work to be presented, and its relevance to the mission statement of the Radiochemistry Group.
Applications should be made on the standard form, those that are more than 500 words will not be considered. All applications should be sent to the Secretary and Chair.
Young Researchers' Fund Application Form
Radiochemistry Group Young Researcher's Award
The aim of the RSC Radiochemistry group is to promote, educate, practice and collaborate in the chemistry of radioisotopes. This award aims to aid young researchers in the field of radiochemistry by enabling them to present their research to peers from both academia and industry.
The winner receives a cheque for £150 and the honour of having their name added to those of previous recipients on the coveted trophy, a bust of Marie Curie, which remains in their possession until the next meeting. The winner also receives funding from the RSC Radiochemistry Group to present their research at an international scientific conference.
- 2017 - Joseph Downey, King's College, London
- 2015 - Alasdair Formanuik, Manchester University
- 2013 - Laura Newsome, Manchester University
- 2012 - Michael Charlton, Newcastle University
- 2010 - Sarah Wallace, Leeds University
- 2008 - Jon Lloyd, Leicester University
- 2006 - Stuart Aldridge, Loughborough University
- 2004 - Toby Jeffery, Hammersmith Imanet
- 2002 - Abigail Lloyd, Imperial College
- 2001 - Sean Jarman, HMS Sultan Nuclear Department
- 2000 - Mike Carroll, Imperial College
- 1999 - Ferozan Ibrahimi, Imperial College
- 1998 - Joanna Renshaw, Manchester University
- 1997 - Karen Verrall, Loughborough University
- 1995 - Diana Thompson, Imperial College
- 1992 - D. Nacapricha, Liverpool John Moores University
- 1990 - Mike James, BNFL Sellafield
The Becquerel Medal Award
The Becquerel Medal was first awarded in 1996 to mark the centenary of the discovery of Radioactivity. It is awarded to a scientist who over a significant period of time has made an outstanding contribution in research and or teaching in Radiochemistry.
The recipient of the award is invited to present the Becquerel Lecture at the Radiochemistry AGM, which is also combined with a scientific meeting. The award is presented biennially.
- 2018 - Ken Nash
- 2016 - Melissa Denecke
- 2014 - Jon Dilworth
- 2012 - Gus McKenzie
- 2010 - Helmut Maecke
- 2008 - Syed Qaim
- 2006 - John Jones
- 2004 - Phil Horwitz
- 2002 - Peter Warwick
- 2000 - Greg Choppin
- 1998 - Gerhard Stoecklin
- 1996 - Alfred Maddock
Bill Newton Award/Lectureship
In memory of Bill Newton a biennial award of £500 plus Medal and Certificate is made for a recent outstanding contribution to any aspect of radiochemistry.
Nominations relating to the research, teaching or advancement of radiochemistry are all eligible. The recipient will be required to give a lecture at a Radiochemistry Group sponsored meeting.
- 2019 - Dr David Mills
- 2017 - Claire Corkhill and Rafael de Rosales
- 2015 - Dr Louise Natrajan
- 2013 - Mike Carroll
- 2011 - Craig Stuart and Stephen Liddle
- 2009 - Dr Robin Taylor and Dr Vladimir Volkovich
- 2007 - Dr Nick Bryan (University of Manchester)
The award of the Bill Newton award will normally be considered biennially by the Honours Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Radiochemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The merits of a particular candidate may be brought to the notice of the Honours Committee by means of a nomination sent to the Secretary of the RSC Radiochemistry Group. The nomination should be accompanied by a supporting statement on the candidate's career, a curriculum vitae and details of two referees. The nomination should include a clear indication of the significant contribution(s) made by the candidate to the advancement of radiochemistry.
The award shall be made on an over all assessment of the candidate's contribution, the impact of his/her work and his/her future promise in any field covered by the principles, teaching and practice of any aspect of radiochemistry as covered by the Radiochemistry Group’s Mission statement