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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