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Wesley Cocker Award

Wesley Cocker

Established 2008

The Wesley Cocker Award, an annual award given by SCI's All Ireland Group is named in the honour of Professor Wesley Cocker. Prof Cocker (1908-2007) was instrumental in establishing the Irish Section of SCI in 1947. The award is given to the best paper or patent on a topic of relevance to industrial chemistry, where the main author is a PhD or BSc student in Ireland, and is a member of the Society.

Eligibility: Young scientists (PhD student or undergraduate) in Ireland who have made a major contribution in some aspect of chemistry relevant to Irish industry. Nominations are assessed on the quality of a publication, poster or patent from the previous year, on which the nominee's name appears, and where their supervisor asserts that they have made the major contribution.

Only SCI student (or prospective student) members are eligible to apply. Applications will not be considered from e-members.

Application: Applications should be submitted to awards@soci.org enclosing the following:

  • An electronic copy of the applicant’s paper/poster/patent

  • A recommendation from the candidate’s supervisor outlining the contribution made to the work

  • The applicant’s SCI membership number, or confirmation that SCI membership has been applied for

Description of Award: €500 cash prize and one year's SCI membership

Presented at: All Ireland Group's AGM, or other suitable event.

Frequency: Annual

Selected by: The selection is undertaken by a panel including academics and industrialists.

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