Barrer Award

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.

Award Information


To make a nomination the following is required:
1) Up to date CV for the nominee (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text), including: 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).
2) Supporting statement (up to 4500 characters, excluding spaces) addressing selection criteria.
3) Short citation describing what the nominee should be awarded for. 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.

Selection and Prize Details

Selected by representatives from SCI, RSC Materials Chemistry Division, and British Zeolite Association, the selection committees base their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not simply on quantitative measures.

The award consists of a certificate and a £500 prize.

Eligibility Criteria

    • UK and International scientists
    • SCI and RSC members and non-members can nominate for this award
    • Pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials
    • Work in an institution in the UK or the Republic of Ireland
    Career Stage
    • Early / Mid-Career
    • Nominees should be 37 or under on 31 January of the year nominated
    • Candidates who have taken a career break or followed different study paths
    • Professional standing
    • Quality publications and/or patents and/or software
    • Research with impact
    • Material chemistry
    • Porous inorganic materials
    • Original research
    • Innovation
    • Collaborations and teamwork

If nominating previous RSC prize or award winners, please remember that a person cannot be awarded twice for substantially the same body of work.

Self-nomination is not permitted.


Nominations open TBC
Nominations close TBC
Frequency Triennially

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