We are delighted to invite nominations for the very first ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship. The lectureship, which will be awarded annually, will recognise an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career.
To be eligible for the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship, the candidate should be within the first eight years of completing their PhD.
The recipient of the award will be invited to present a lecture at three different locations over a 12 month period. It is expected that at least one of the locations will be a conference. The recipient will receive a contribution of £1500 towards travel and accommodation costs. S/he will also be presented with a certificate and be asked to contribute a ChemComm Feature Article.
Those wishing to make a nomination should send the following details to the ChemComm Editorial Office by 28th February 2011:
- Name, contact details and website URL of the nominee
- A one page CV for the nominee, including their date of birth, summary of education and career, list of up to five independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents and other indicators of esteem and evidence of independence
- A copy of the candidate’s best publication to date (as judged by the nominator)
- The names and contact details of two independent referees who may be contacted for a reference. These should not be someone from the same institution or the candidate’s post doc or PhD supervisor.
Please note that self nomination is not permitted.
Following the close of nominations, referees will be contacted for their comments. They will be asked to state their relationship to the nominee.
The ChemComm Editorial Board will draw up a short-list of candidates based on the information provided by the referees and nominator. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a supporting statement justifying why they deserve the award. The recipient of the award will then be selected and endorsed by the ChemComm Editorial Board.