Guidelines for nominators
- Nominations open 18 October.
- Nominations close 18 January, 17:00 GMT.
- Both RSC members and non-members can nominate for this prize.
- Self-nomination is permitted.
- Individuals named in any of the following roles during the nomination and judging period are not eligible to nominate, be nominated or provide a reference:
- Judging panel members
- RSC Subject Community Presidents
- RSC Prize Committee members
- Trustees of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- Royal Society of Chemistry staff
- This prize is open to partnerships where at least one contributor is based within the UK and Ireland.
- The prize is open to teams and collaborations of any size, comprising at least two different organisations working together in partnership to deliver impact for the chemical sciences.
- Any form of partnership between organisations can be nominated, working either between or across sectors (government, industry, education, research institutions, third sector, etc.)
- Partnerships will not be awarded more than one RSC prize for the same work.
- References are not required for this prize and will not be accepted.
- Nominees should only be nominated once for this prize in any given prize cycle. In cases where we receive more than one nomination for the same nominee, only one nomination will go forward to judging.
- Unsuccessful nominations for this prize will automatically rollover to the next prize cycle, unless the nominee’s circumstances have changed so as to make them ineligible, in relation to the eligibility criteria for the prize as outlined above. We encourage nominators to update their nomination between cycles when the nomination window is open. Nominations will be considered for two consecutive prize cycles.
To make a nomination, please use our online nominations system to submit the following information:
- Your name and contact details. The identity of nominators is not made known to our judging panels. The RSC reserves the right to amend nominations if necessary to ensure the anonymity of the nominator.
- Details of your nominated partnership, including details of an individual who can act as a point of contact for the nomination.
- A short citation describing what the partnership should be awarded for. This must be no longer than 250 characters (including spaces) and no longer than one sentence.
- Supporting statements, addressing the selection criteria:
- How and why did this partnership come about? What has each partner contributed to this partnership, and how does each partner add value? (max. 500 words)
- What has the partnership achieved to date, and what is the impact and legacy that this partnership has had on the chemistry community (and beyond)? How have the achievements been disseminated? (max. 750 words)
Our guidance for nominators page has more information on writing these supporting statements.
The RSC reserves the right to rescind any prize if there are reasonable grounds to do so. All nominators will be asked to confirm that to the best of their knowledge there is no impediment, relating to professional conduct, to their nominees receiving this prize. All prize winners will be asked to sign the RSC’s Code of Conduct Declaration for Recognition. Make a nomination