The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Award

The Kavli Foundation sponsors The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture through 2025, with two lectures per year, one at each ACS national meeting. Each Committee and Technical Division may nominate up to two individuals for this award. The nominee must be a distinguished younger scientist who is highly regarded by their peers for significant contributions to an area of chemistry or related multidisciplinary area of chemistry. Nominees may be from academia, business, industry, or government. The nominee must be solicited by and nominated through one or more of the ACS Committees or Technical Divisions and approved by the respective Chair. Please note, the nominee need not be a member of the nominating group or a member of the ACS.

The nomination deadline for the Fall 2021 Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry lecture award is December 11, 2020.

Qualifications

The nominee must be a distinguished younger scientist who is highly regarded by their peers for significant contributions to an area of chemistry or related multidisciplinary area of chemistry. The following criteria will be used to evaluate each candidate for the lecture award:

  • Three accomplishments of the nominee are needed, which may include:
    • Seminal publication citations
    • Products/processes commercialized
    • High-impact projects
  • Proposed title and scope for the lecture (200 word limit)
  • Nomination letter (1,000 word limit; uploaded as a separate document and using the stationary of the person making the nomination)
  • CV/résumé of the Nominee (1,000 word limit)

Requirements

  • The proposed topic and scope must align with the national meeting theme: Resilience of Chemistry.
  • The lecturer must attend the meeting to present a 40-minute lecture on the second day of the meeting (Monday, August 23, 2021), immediately preceding The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture.
  • The lecturer must be no more than 10 years removed from earning their Ph.D.
  • The lecturer must be less than 40 years of age as of the lecture date.
  • The nomination must be approved by the respective Committee or Division Chair.

Process

The submission period for this award is Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, December 11, 2020.

A Review Committee composed of the MPPG (Multidisciplinary Programming Planning Group) Chair, the Thematic Program Organizers, and Chair appointees will review all submitted nominations. Each Division and Committee may submit up to two (2) nominations. Nominations not chosen for previous meetings may resubmitted at the Division’s discretion as long as the nominee meets the nomination criteria in respect to the meeting dates. The nominators and awardees will be notified of the decision by December 18, 2020.

Application

All entries for 2020 must be received by Friday, December 11, 2020, for consideration.

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