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Posted: Nov 07, 2013

Dream Chemistry Award is waiting for scientists-visionaries

(Nanowerk News) Only until the end of November scientists-visionaries can be nominated and enter an unprecedented Dream Chemistry Award Contest – for the most interesting research dream project in the field of chemistry and its borderlines with physics, biology, medicine and materials engineering.
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw reminds reaserchers around the world that only until the end of November it is possible to nominate candidates and submit nominations to the Dream Chemistry Award Contest (DCA) – for the most interesting research dream project in the field of chemistry and its borderlines with physics, biology, medicine and materials engineering.
Dream Chemistry Award statuette
The Dream Chemistry Award statuette and 15,000 Euro wait for a chemist-visionary with the most interesting future-oriented research project. The Dream Chemistry Award Contest is organised for young researchers by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
The Dream Chemistry Award Contest is addressed to researchers from around the world, aged not more than 36, who defended their doctoral dissertation in 2006 or later. The winner will receive a statuette, 15,000 Euro and the opportunity to popularise the project topic (in the scope to be agreed with the winner) in a press release announcing the Contest results.
The prize will be awarded solely for a research project waiting for implementation. The jury makes it clear, however, that earlier scientific accomplishments of the candidates will be also considered in the selection of the winner.
The Honorary Committee of the Dream Chemistry Award Contest is composed of outstanding chemists: Prof. Richard Schrock (MIT), Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University), and Prof. Bartosz Grzybowski (Northwestern University).
To have the Contest entry accepted, the candidate must be nominated by a researcher holding the academic doctoral degree or higher, with at least twenty years’ experience since the date of publication of his/her first scientific paper.
The deadline for submission of Contest nominations and candidates’ entries is 30 November 2013.
The projects submitted for the Contest will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, composed of renowned Polish scientists working in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine and materials engineering. The list of the members of the Scientific Committee is public and available from the Contest’s website.
The members of both Committees signed a non-disclosure and non-use statement with regard to the contents of the projects submitted for the Contest.
The name of the Winner and the title of the award-winning project will be announced in a press release that will be released to the media after the results of the Contest will be known. The Award winner will participate in deciding about the form and scope of his/her project description in the press release, as well as will have right to finally accept this description.
Source: Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
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