Reaxys SCI Small Research Grant

Elsevier and Società Chimica Italiana (SCI) work together to accelerate innovation by promoting collaboration between industry and academia, and establishing R&D Centres of Excellence to train the next generation of chemists and biochemists.

The Reaxys SCI Small Research Grant aims to support Italian researchers at an advanced stage of their career. It is intended to help them progress further on previously conducted research. The grant is one aspect of a collaboration between Società Chimica Italiana (SCI) and Elsevier.

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The Reaxys SCI Small Research Grant is open to:

  • Individual and organization members of SCI
  • Research group leaders, lecturers and postdoctoral researchers with 2–6 years of research experience in the chemical and/or biological sciences

The award consists of three grants of €5,000.

How to apply

The 2019/2020 competition is now closed.

The proposal should include the following:

  • A project description or experiment built on previous research including statements describing potential societal impact and the expected outcome of the project or planned experiment with clear timelines. The proposal should not exceed 2,000 words, excluding the references
  • The curriculum vitae or résumé of the applicant
  • A letter of recommendation or endorsement provided to the applicant by their head of department or postdoctoral supervisor. The letter should include the relationship to the applicant and the reason for recommending or endorsing the applicant

Meet the Winners

SCI and Elsevier are pleased to announce the winners of the first edition of the Reaxys-SCI Small Research Grants. For this first edition, 51 proposals were submitted and were evaluated by a panel of experts in the chemical sciences. The 2019/2020 winners are:

Dr. Giorgio Olivo

Dr. Giorgio Olivo, Sapienza University of Rome

Winning proposal:
Supramolecular catalysis for Remote C(sp3)-H Oxidation

Dr. Carla Rizzo

Dr. Carla Rizzo, University of Palermo

Winning proposal:
SUPRAmolecular Catalytic GElS

Dr. Mirko Magni

Dr. Mirko Magni, University of Milan

Winning proposal:
Recovery of Zinc as Coating


Each winner will receive €5,000 to support the research and dissemination activity for each project. The winners will present their projects in the 2021 edition of Società Chimica Italiana national conference.

We are proud of this new, joint initiative with Elsevier; our solid collaboration gathers many opportunities for excellent early-career researches of our community, says Prof. Gaetano Guerra, President of Società Chimica Italiana.

Elsevier and Società Chimica Italiana work together to accelerate innovation by promoting collaboration between industry and academia. The Reaxys SCI Small Research Grant is an excellent example of such a collaboration and the aim of the grant is to support Italian chemists with their ongoing research, says Dr. Ivan Krstic, Director Chemistry Solutions at Elsevier.

For more information about this announcement, please visit the SCI website.

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