ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2014

We are delighted to invite nominations for ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureships 2014. The lectureships, which are awarded annually, will recognise emerging scientists in the early stages of their independent academic career.

2014 marks the 50th volume of ChemComm and in celebration of this very special anniversary we will be awarding three ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureships next year. So nominate a colleague today!

To qualify
To be eligible for the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship, the candidate should have completed their PhD on or after 4th September 2005. The candidate should also have published at least one article in ChemComm during the course of their independent career.

Lectureship details
The recipient of the Lectureship 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 Friday 6th December 2013:

  • Recommendation letter, including the 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).
  • Two supporting letters of recommendation from two independent referees. These should not be someone from the same institution or the candidate’s post doc or PhD supervisor.

The nominator and independent referees are requested to comment on the candidate’s presenting skills.

Please note that self nomination is not permitted.

Selection procedure
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 Lectureship. The recipients of the Lectureship will then be selected and endorsed by the ChemComm Editorial Board, and will be announced in Spring 2014.

Previous winners

2013 Professor Louise A. Berben (University of California Davis, USA) for synthetic and physical inorganic chemistry, who will give a plenary lecture at ISACS 13 in Dublin.
2013 Dr Marina Kuimova (Imperial College London, UK) for biophysical chemistry who will give her Lectureship in 2014.
2012 Professor Hiromitsu Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, Japan) – he was presented with his lecture certificate at ICPOC 21.
2011 Dr Scott Dalgarno (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK) – Find out about his Emerging Investigator Lecture tour in China.
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