ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2021 – nominations now open!

Know an outstanding emerging scientist who deserves recognition? Nominate now for the 2021 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship

We are pleased to welcome nominations for the 2021 Emerging Investigator Lectureship for ChemComm.
All nominations must be received by 1st February 2021.

ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship

  • Recognises emerging scientists in the early stages of their independent academic career.
  • Eligible nominees should have completed their PhD in 2013 or later. Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.

Lectureship details

  • The award aims to recognise emerging scientists in the early stages of their independent academic career. The winner will be invited to present a lecture on their work, as well as receive £1500 and a certificate of recognition.
  • The recipient will be asked to contribute a review article for the journal.

How to nominate

  • Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominators must send the following to the editorial team via by 1st February 2021.
  • Recommendation letter, including the name, contact details and website URL of the nominee.
  • A one-page CV for the nominee, including a summary of their education, dates of key career achievements, a list of up to five of their top independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents, and other indicators of esteem, together with evidence of career 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 should comment on the candidate’s presenting skills.

Incomplete nominations or those not adhering to the above requirements will not be considered, and nominees will not be contacted regarding any missing or incorrect documents.

Selection procedure

  • The editorial team will screen each nomination for eligibility and draw up a shortlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided.
  • The recipient of the lectureship will then be selected and endorsed by a selection panel composed of members of the ChemComm Editorial Board. The winner will be announced in the summer of 2021.

NB: Please note that members of the selection panel from the ChemComm Editorial Board are not eligible to nominate, or provide references, for this lectureship.

For any queries, please contact the editorial team at

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