Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award 2019

Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Awards

Early career

Gruppo Giovani


Since 1995 Elsevier has hosted the Early Career Researcher Awards together with partner organizations around the world.

The Early Career Researcher Awards recognize and reward outstanding young research talent who are making a significant contribution to their field of research and thus having a positive effect on society. Elsevier believes in the vital importance of supporting researchers at an early stage in their career and wants to recognize the institutions that foster them.

This is the fifth year that the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and Elsevier are jointly organizing the Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award in Italy. The joint aim of the project is to increase the visibility of the work of early career researchers in chemistry as well as to support their career development.

The Award ceremony this year will take place at the 39th National Congress of the SCI Organic Chemistry Division in Turin, September 8-12.

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Qualification criteria

  • Applicants are currently enrolled in a PhD program OR have completed their PhD in 2018 or 2019.
  • Applicants are members of the Italian Chemical Society Young Group.

Application requirements

The application should include:

  • An essay on the topic: What (innovative) research are you doing in the field of chemistry or medicinal chemistry and how can a scientific database like Reaxys help you achieve your goals?
  • Your CV.
  • A document that certifies your enrolment in a PhD program or completion of it in 2018 or 2019.
  • Supporting evidence of accomplishments (optional but encouraged).

Essay requirements

  • Any field of research is accepted, including: Life Sciences, Medicinal and Organic Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Industrial and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical, Environmental, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Must be about either work in progress, an original idea for a project, or a paper already published.
  • Must strongly highlight how Reaxys (or other) scientific databases helped (or can help) you to achieve your research goals.
  • Must be between 750 and 1500 words.
  • Must have a title and be easily readable also by chemists working in other research fields.
  • Must have a bibliography (does not contribute towards the word count).

Evaluation criteria

  • Innovation and originality.
  • Impact and importance to field.
  • Clarity of thought and completeness.
  • Essay requirements met.
  • Supporting evidence of accomplishments (i.e. has your work been published or patented).

Timelines 2019

  • April 8: Submission/trial period starts.
  • April 25: Free webinar: Search for Substances. Click here to register.
  • May 15: Free webinar: Search for Reactions. Click here to register.
  • May 27: Y-RICh workshop, Rome.
  • June 10: Free webinar: Bioactivity Searches. Click here to register.
  • July 15: Submission/ trial period ends.
  • September 8-12: Award Ceremony at the 39th National Congress of the SCI Organic Chemistry Division in Turin.

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Meet our previous winners

Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award 2018

Erica Del Grosso,
Sapienza University of Rome

Daniele Massella
Polytechnic University of Turin

Francesca Arcudi,
University of Trieste

Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award 2017

Claudia Bonfio,
University of Trento

Luca Capaldo,
University of Pavia

Federica Leone,
Polytechnic University of Turin

Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award 2016

Marta Da Pian,
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Stefania Mirabella,
University of Florence

Gianluca Longoni,
University of Milano-Bicocca

Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award 2015

Category* – Analytical, Environmental, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Massimo Baroncini,
University of Bologna

Giuseppe Trusso,
University of Catania

Category* – Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

Antonella Bochicchio,
University of Basilicata

Elena Lenci,
University of Florence

Davide Ravelli,
University of Pavia

Category* – Material Science, Industrial and Inorganic Chemistry

Andrea Nava,
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Rosalba Randazzo,
University of Catania

*Categories were eliminated in the following years.

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