Nominations sought for International Catalysis Award

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).