The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards. The purpose of the awards program, initiated as part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry celebrations, is to acknowledge and promote the work of women in chemistry/chemical engineering worldwide. In 2011, 23 women were honored during a ceremony held at the IUPAC Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 2 August 2011. At each of the subsequent IUPAC Congresses, 12 women received this recognition; in Istanbul, Turkey in 2013 and in Busan, Korea in 2015 (see 2015 project). A similar award ceremony will take place during the 2017 IUPAC Congress in July 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Awardees will be selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences. The Awards Committee is particularly interested in nominees with a history of leadership and/or community service during their careers.
Each nomination requires a primary nominator and two secondary nominators who must each write a letter of recommendation in support of the nomination. A CV of the nominee is required. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations should be received by 15 January 2017.
Make a nomination today!
Awardees will be honored at the 2017 IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil during a celebration in their honor and a symposium. Each awardee will receive a certificate of recognition.
For additional information on the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women In Chemistry Awards, contact Fabienne Meyers at <[email protected]>.