The IUPAC International Award for Advances in Harmonized Approaches to Crop Protection Chemistry recognizes individuals in government, intergovernmental organizations, industry, and academia who have exercised personal leadership for outstanding contributions to international harmonization for the regulation of crop protection chemistry.
The award is administered by the IUPAC Advisory Committee on Crop Protection Chemistry, and is presented on a biennial basis during even-numbered years in conjunction with an IUPAC-sponsored conference or special symposium. Awardees receive an honorarium plus travel and per diem reimbursement to attend the award presentation ceremony. Corporate sponsorship for the award has been arranged with Dow AgroSciences.
Nominations for the 2016 award are due December 1, 2015, and should be sent to:
Dr. John Unsworth, Chair
IUPAC Advisory Committee on Crop Protection Chemistry
Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7EA
Phone: +44 1245 440 056
Nominations will consist of:
- A nomination letter including the nominee’s birthplace, date of birth, citizenship, business address, and a description (200-1000 words) of the reasons why the nominee should receive this award, stressing the individual’s major accomplishments toward international harmonization for the regulation of crop protection chemistry.
- A curriculum vitae of the candidate that includes places and names of employment, professional affiliations, committee and working group assignments, and listing of relevant regulatory guidance documents, reports, and/or publications.
- One or more letters of support.
2014 – Arpad Ambrus, National Food Chain Safety Office of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
2012 – Lois A. Rossi, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., USA
2010 – Denis J. Hamilton, Animal and Plant Service, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane, Australia
PS: On 21 March 2016, the IUPAC Division on Chemistry and the Environment announced that the 2016 award will be presented to Dr. Daniel L. Kunkel of the IR-4 Project based at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.