Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry
Purpose: To recognize an outstanding graduate student and her or his preceptor(s), in the field of chemistry, as broadly defined.
Nature: The graduate student will receive $3,000 and a plaque inscribed with the signatures of Nobel laureates. The student's preceptor(s) will receive $3,000 and a plaque for permanent display in the institution's chemistry department. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed by the sponsor.
Eligibility: The graduate student nominee must have completed a Ph.D. dissertation in chemistry within the 12-month period before the deadline for receipt of nominations. The award will recognize only work done while the nominee was a graduate student. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.
Nominating Procedure: A nomination consists of (1) a nominator form including a brief biographical sketch of the graduate student nominee and the preceptor(s); (2) a synopsis of the nominee's Ph.D. dissertation no longer than 10 typewritten pages (double-spaced); and (3) one or two support forms from experts in the field of the dissertation independently appraising its significance. All documents must be in English.
Note: The Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry is sponsored by Avantor™ Performance Materials, Inc. Designation of the award as the Nobel Laureate Signature Award is made with the acquiescence of the Nobel Foundation.
Deadline: November 1
Establishment & Support: The award was established in 1978 by Avantor™ Performance Materials, Inc. (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker Inc.) as the Nobel Laureate Signature Award for a Graduate Student in Chemistry. In 1980 the award was extended to recognize the student's preceptor(s) and its title was changed.
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