ChemSocRev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship – nominate now!

We are pleased to welcome nominations for the 2020 Pioneering Investigator Lectureship for Chem Soc Rev.

All nominations must be received by Friday 29th November 2019.

Chem Soc Rev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship

  • Recognises mid-career scientists who have firmly established themselves in their independent careers, continuously publish innovative work, and have pioneered several research areas.
  • Eligible nominees should have completed their PhD between January 2004 and December 2011. Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.

Early career researchers may be nominated for the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship .

Lectureship details

  • The recipient of the lectureship will be invited to present a lecture at three different locations over a 12-month period, with at least one of these events taking place at an international conference.
  • The recipient will receive a contribution of £1500 towards travel and accommodation costs for their lectures, as well as a certificate.
  • 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 Friday 29th November 2019.

  • 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 be selected and endorsed by a selection panel composed of members of the ChemSocRev Editorial Board. The winner will be announced in the first half of 2020.

NB: Please note that members of the selection panel from the Chem Soc Rev 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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