Fostering faster innovation
The Royal Society of Chemistry has a long history of bringing the chemistry-using community together.
One of our latest programmes is Synergy, where we bring together businesses working in different industries to tackle complex chemistry-based topics. So far, we’ve focused on reducing waste in the formulations industry, and preventing corrosion via the use of non-metallic materials in various ways. The topics are driven by industry and suggestions can be submitted via our website.
For over 150 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry has recognised excellence in the chemical sciences.
Traditionally, the focus of recognition has been on individuals. And, while individual recognition has important purposes, teams and collaborations are integral to scientific endeavour.
Our Prizes and Awards programme has changed and broadened with the advancement of chemistry as a discipline and its applications.
In our report, Rethinking Recognition, we set out how recognition in the 21st century must reflect the many types of excellence that are crucial for modern science.
For example, we will place more emphasis on great science, not just top professors. We want to recognise that teams, technicians, and multidisciplinary collaborations enable advances in the chemical sciences.
We will continue to award and celebrate the diversity of ways in which people contribute to science and society.
Want to find out more?
- Visit our winner gallery to explore more of our 2020 Prizes and Awards winners.
- Read our Science Horizons report to learn more about emerging trends and priorities in scientific research.
- Get involved in Synergy, our collaborative programme for industry.
- Explore how we are re-thinking recognition to make our science prizes fit for the modern world.
- Apply for one of our Researcher Mobility Grants – up to £5,000 is available for collaboration with overseas or UK organisations.