Awarding researchers for their outstanding achievements making a significant contribution to their field.

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A celebration of the world research community

Elsevier awards researchers and research organizations throughout the world who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their field, thereby having a positive influence on our society.

The prizes are a tribute to the men and women who have contributed to the progress of humanity through their dedication to science. Serving as a source of inspiration, the awards help raise the profile of talented individuals and the organizations, in addition to the profession as a whole.

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Awards for researchers

Researchers and scholars of all nationalities are eligible to receive Elsevier awards. Nominees are judged on past accomplishments, research excellence, and outstanding academic achievements.

  • Early career researchers awards : For outstanding researchers at an early stage in their career who have the potential to become leaders in their field. The awards recognize innovative thinking and talent of young researchers around the globe.
  • Advanced career researchers: For outstanding researchers at a mid-stage in their career, who are leaders in their field, and have a publication history of at least ten years. The awards recognize researchers who embody research excellence through their talent, knowledge and expertise in their field.

Awards for organizations

Honoring higher education and research institutions worldwide, these awards recognize excellence in research performance and contributions made to the scientific development of their home country.

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Elsevier foundation awards

Elsevier Foundation awards

A high-profile honor for scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries.

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Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity

An annual award to an Organic or Medicinal Chemist for significant original contributions to the field.

 Reaxys PhD Prize 2019

Reaxys PhD Prize 2019

A highly prestigious award for PhD students doing innovative chemical sciences research.