Nominations are now being accepted for the next Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis Award given by the North American Catalysis Society. The award is described below.
The F.G. Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis is cosponsored by Grace Davison, a business unit of W. R. Grace & Co and The North American Catalysis Society. The Society administers this Lectureship. It is to be awarded biennially in even numbered years. The Award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $5,000. An additional $4,500 is available to cover travelling expenses. The honorarium is provided completely by Davison. The Award is given in recognition of substantial contributions to one or more areas in the field of catalysis with emphasis on industrially significant catalysts and catalytic processes and the discovery of new catalytic reactions and systems of potential industrial importance. The awardee will be selected on the basis of his/her contributions to the catalytic literature and the current timeliness of these research contributions. The recipient may be invited to (1) visit and lecture to each of the affiliated Clubs/Societies with which mutually satisfactory arrangements can be made and (2) prepare a review paper(s) for publication covering these lectures. Publication will be in an appropriate periodical.
Nominations and supporting documents (6 copies) must be submitted before 30 November 2005 to:
John N. Armor
President, North American Catalysis Society
1608 Barkwood Dr
Orefield, PA 18069 USA
The nomination should include a cover letter by the nominator detailing the qualifications of the nominee. At least 1–2 seconding letters are helpful. A copy of the resume of the nominee should be included and any other relevant material to support the nomination. Selection will be made in December 2005-January 2006.