Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity

The Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry was established in 1980 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. It is intended to honour the memory of the founding co-Chairmen of these publications, Professor Sir Robert Robinson and Professor Robert Burns Woodward.

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Background

The Tetrahedron Prize is now awarded on an annual basis for creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic/Medicinal Chemistry, and is presented to a chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense. The prize consists of a gold medal, a certificate, and a monetary award of US $10,000. In 2017 the award honors significant original, creative contributions to the field of Bioorganic/Medicinal Chemistry. The winner is expected to write an appropriate article for Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry  as part of a Symposium-in-Print compiled in their honour.


Winners

View the list of winners on the Tetrahedron journal page


Application Process

To nominate candidates, please send a document (as PDF) containing the following elements:

- The nominee’s name and current affiliation and/or contact details
- The nominee’s website
- A biographical sketch
- A summary of the nominee's past achievements (up to 1500 words)
- Description why he/she should be considered for the award
- A list of no more than 25 of the nominee’s key publications
- Name, affiliation and contact details of the person making the nomination.

Seconding letters should be provided as separate documents.

All entries must be nominated by external scientists, and self nominations are not accepted. Nominations can be updated and renewed every year and will remain valid for three years after the last renewal.

Please send all nominations and seconding letters to Barbara Plasmans (B.Plasmans@elsevier.com)

Selection Process

An executive board of 25 editors select from a pool of nominations and all vote for a top five. The rotating committee (5 members of the executive board) vote and select a winner.


Contact

If you have any questions please contact: Jan Willem Wijnen, j.wijnen@elsevier.com

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