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The 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize Is Open for Submission Until March 13th

By: , Posted on: February 22, 2017

The 8th Reaxys PhD Prize is open for submission until March 13. It is open to all PhD students who have just finished or are currently engaged in a PhD program where the research focus is related to chemistry.

It’s considered a high honour to be a Reaxys PhD Prize finalist. Each entry is judged in terms of originality, innovation, importance and applicability of the research. The reviewers also look at the rigor of approach and methodology and the quality and clarity of related publications. Recommendation letters and CVs are also considered. Hundreds of applications come in each year, with students from over 400 institutions having participated to date.

Watch Alison Wendlandt, 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize finalist talking about the opportunity that the Prize represents and how it rewards creativity and people who try to think out-of-the-box.

It is the Review Board’s task to select the 45 finalists, who are invited to present their research at the Reaxys Prize Symposium. This year’s event will be held in Shanghai in October, with travel bursaries and accommodations provided to ensure that the finalists can attend.

In addition to gaining recognition for their research excellence and an opportunity to present their work, all the finalists are invited to join the Reaxys Prize Club, a unique, international network of chemists from all researchers and career paths. Now with over 300 members, the Club has proven to boost the careers of young chemists, helping them to meet with other chemists, attend conferences, and organize events. Prize Club members also receive personal access to Reaxys and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry and discounts on Elsevier books.

Being a finalist is an accolade in itself, but the participants all certainly hope to be selected as one of the three winners. The shortlisted best finalists make a final oral presentation of their research at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium, based on which, the Review Board Chairs select the winners. Each winner receives a prize of $2000 in addition to all the benefits that finalists get.

Could you or someone you know be one of this year’s finalists? All the details about applying can be found here.

Watch the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize teaser video:

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