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The Beilby Medal and Prize is awarded annually to a scientist or engineer to recognise substantial work of exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency, or a related field. Preference is given to candidates in early stages of their careers.
This award is sustained by a Trust Fund commemorating Sir George Beilby FRS (1850-1924) who was President of SCI (1898-99), the Institute of Chemistry (1902-12) and the Institute of Metals (1916-18) and founding Chairman of the Fuel Research Board.
It is administered in rotation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the Royal Society of Chemistry, and SCI.
The selection process of the 2015 Beilby Medal and Prize winner is being administered by Royal Society of Chemistry.
Nominations for 2015 are now open. Please make your nominations by 15 January 2015Both SCI members and non-SCI members can nominate for this award.
Candidates are permitted to nominate themselves.
Reference letters from two referees are required to support nominations.
The award is open to candidates based in the UK and internationally.Candidates should be 39 years old or below on 31 January 2015. Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken career breaks or followed different study paths.
When nominating Award and Prize winners, please remember that a person cannot be rewarded again for work that has already been recognised by any of the awarding bodies.
To make a nomination please submit the following:
- Your name and contact details
The candidate's name and contact details
An up to date CV for the candidate (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) which should include their date of birth, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant publications and total numbers of publications and patents (if appropriate)
A supporting statement (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) addressing the selection criteria.
The names and contact details of two referees. Please inform referees of the nomination. SCI will not chase reference letters
Referees must provide reference letters by 31 January 2015
Referees must state their relationship (if any) with the candidate and note any conflicts of interest
Qualification: Substantial work of exceptional merit and practical significance in chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, energy efficiency or a related field. Preference is given to candidates in early stages of their careers
Description: Medal and prize awarded jointly by SCI, RSC and IOM3. The winner receives £1000, a medal and a certificate
Presented At: Conference or dinner hosted by one of the Societies
Frequency: Annual, administered in turn by the three Societies. The selection process of the 2015 Beilby Medal and Prize winner is being administered by Royal Society of Chemistry.
Selection: By representatives of the three Societies
All information correct at: September 2014
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