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Barrer Award

Richard Barrer

Established 1983

The Barrer Award recognises meritorious recent pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials. It is a joint award of SCI and The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Nominated by: Self-nomination is not permitted


  • The award is open to both UK and International scientists
  • Both SCI and RSC members and non-members can nominate for this award
  • Nominees should be 37 or under on 31 January of the year nominated. Consideration will also be given to those who have taken career breaks or followed different study paths
  • Nominees must have carried out their pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials in an institution in the UK or the Republic of Ireland
  • If nominating previous RSC prize or award winners, please remember that a person cannot be awarded twice for substantially the same body of work

Application: To make a nomination, please follow the nomination form link at the bottom of this page, where the the following is required:

  • An up to date CV for the nominee (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) which should include their date of birth, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant publications, total numbers of publications and patents (if appropriate) and website URL if relevant
  • A supporting statement (up to 4500 characters, not including spaces) addressing the selection criteria
  • A short citation describing what the nominee should be awarded for. This must be no longer than 250 characters (not including spaces) and ideally no longer than one sentence
  • References are not required for this award and will not be accepted

The selection committees base their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not simply on quantitative measures.

The selection committee(s) will consider the following aspects of all nominations for scientific research Awards as appropriate:

  • Originality of research
  • Impact of research
  • Quality of publications and/or patents and/or software
  • Innovation
  • Professional standing
  • Collaborations and teamwork

Other indicators of esteem indicated by the nominee/nominator

Description of Award: Certificate and £500 prize

Frequency: Triennially

Nomination Opens: 01 October 2019

Nomination Deadline: 15 January 2020

Selected by: Representatives from SCI, RSC Materials Chemistry Division, and British Zeolite Association

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