2018 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship – open for nominations

This annual lectureship, established in 2010, honours early-career scientists who have made a significant contribution to the field of materials chemistry.

The Lectureship recipient receives £1000 to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting. The recipient is also invited to contribute an article to one of the Journal of Materials Chemistry journals and to receive a complimentary back cover for the issue in which the article appears.

Last year’s winner, Serena Corr, delivered the 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit; and you can read her invited article here.

To be eligible for the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship, the candidate must:

  • Have completed their PhD.
  • Be actively pursuing an independent research career within materials chemistry.
  • Be at an early stage of their independent career (typically this will be within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path).
  • Have made significant contributions to the field of materials chemistry.

Self-nomination is permitted, and all those nominated in 2017 will automatically be reconsidered this year.

As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we believe we have a responsibility to promote inclusivity and accessibility in order to improve diversity. Where possible, we encourage each nominator to nominate both a female and a male materials chemistry researcher.

You are welcome to circulate this information widely and please do ask for nominations from your colleagues and nominate researchers yourself.

To nominate a candidate, email the Journal of Materials Chemistry Editorial Office (materials-rsc@rsc.org) by the 18th of July 2018 with:

  • A brief C.V. of the candidate (no longer than two pages), starting with the candidate name, year and University of PhD, website link to research profile, current organisation and job title
  • A letter supporting the nomination (also no longer than two pages)

The Journal of Materials Chemistry Executive Editorial Board will select and announce the Lectureship winner, in autumn 2018.

Selection is not based simply on quantitative measures. Consideration is given to all information provided in the letter of recommendation and candidate C.V., including research achievements and originality, contributions to the materials chemistry community, innovation, collaborations and teamwork, and publication history.


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