Note — nominations are due before September 1, 2003 for the 2004 Award
The International Catalysis Award is sponsored by the International Association of Catalysis Societies. It will be awarded once every four years, in the year before the next International of Catalysis, which occurs every leap year. It consists of a certificate and financial reward, which will be presented to the recipient during the ICC following the awarding year. The financial remuneration shall be equal to ten times the registration fee of that International Congress of Catalysis.
The purpose of this Award is to recognise and encourage individual contributions by a young person in the field of Catalysis, such as the discovery of the significant improvement of a catalytic process, or an important contribution to the understanding of catalytic phenomena.
Selection of the recipient will be made by an International Committee composed of renowned scientists or engineers. This Committee will be appointed by the President of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, subsequent to proposals from the Executive Committee of the International Association of Catalysis Societies. Selection will be made without regard to nationality or affiliation. The recipient must not have passed her/his 45th birthday by May 1 of the award year. Posthumous awards will be made only when knowledge of the winner’s death is received after the announcement of the International Committee’s decision.
Nomination of the award should be made before September 1 in the year preceding an International Congress on Catalysis (i.e. September 1, 2003 for the 13th ICC Award), and should include a critical evaluation of the significance of the nominee’s published work, as well as a statement about the particular contribution on which the nomination is based. Nominations should also include the nominee’s qualifications, accomplishments and biography. Nomination documents, along with no more than two letters of support, should be submitted in seven copies to the President of the International Association of Catalysis Societies. The recipient will be required to give a lecture on her/his research as part of the International Congress on Catalysis at which the award is conferred (i.e. 13th ICC, July 11–16, 2004).