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.
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, Sapienza University of Rome
Supramolecular catalysis for Remote C(sp3)-H Oxidation
S-ReCHOx project proposes a strategy for the predictable oxidation of remote, non-activated C(sp3)-H bonds, which are essentially indistinguishable with current synthetic methods. Key to this elusive selectivity is substrate recognition to place remote C-H bonds close to the active site of a supramolecular Mn catalyst, enabling their selective oxidation. Elucidation of binding geometry will provide a rational model to predict and modulate site-selectivity, unlocking effective late-stage C-H oxidation.
Dr. Carla Rizzo, University of Palermo
SUPRAmolecular Catalytic GElS
SUPRA-CAGES promotes the slogan
be efficient, be green . The aim of the proposal is to develop new catalytic systems in supramolecular gels based on green solvents such as ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents. Performing organic reaction in ionic liquid gels or eutecto-gels allow having catalyst and solvent in one system, recovering products and reusing the system for several catalytic cycles. These supramolecular and confined reaction media could offer the possibility to work in mild conditions without leaching issues.
Dr. Mirko Magni, University of Milan
Recovery of Zinc as Coating
ReZinCo was born from an idea to recover zinc in the steelmaking dust, resulting from the recycling of galvanized scrap, through a more sustainable and green process. The project aims to study the feasibility of an integrated process that, starting from galvanized steel scrap, results directly into new finished galvanized products. The challenge is to combine an aqueous leaching treatment of steelmaking dust with an electrochemical process to deposit a zinc layer endowed with high corrosion resistance through a still immature technology: the cathodic plasma electrolytic deposition.
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.