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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The Tetrahedron Prize is 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 $15,000. In 2018 the award honors significant original, creative contributions to the field of Organic Chemistry. The winner is expected to write an appropriate article for Tetrahedron as part of a Symposium-in-Print compiled in their honour.


View the list of winners on the Tetrahedron journal page

Application Process

This year the prize will be awarded to an Organic Chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense.

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 10 of the nominee’s key publications
- Name, affiliation and contact details of the person making the nomination.
- Two seconding letters (Seconding letters should be provided as separate documents)

The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2018.

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 Chareita Smit-Gajadhar (c.smitgajadhar@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.


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

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