Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

The Tetrahedron Young Investigator Awards were created in 2005 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. These two awards will be presented to two individuals under the age of 40 who have exhibited "exceptional creativity and dedication" in the fields of Organic Synthesis and of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry respectively.



The winners each receive US $5,000, a certificate, and an invitation to present a plenary lecture during the annual Tetrahedron Symposium. Furthermore, two Special Issues will be compiled in their honor. As with the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry, which these awards complement, the awards are made on an annual basis. Each award will have a separate voting committee, with the Editors of Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters, voting on the Organic Synthesis Award, and the Editors of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, and Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, voting on the Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Award. Members of the voting committees may not be candidates, nor make nominations.


View the winners and latest announcements on the Tetrahedron journal news page

Application Process

The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2020.

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

  • Which category your nomination falls under: (1) Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry or (2) Organic Synthesis
  • The nominee’s name, current affiliation, contact details, website and date of birth (nominee must be under 40 years of age on July 1st 2020)
  • A two-page biographical sketch
  • A list of no more than 10 of the nominee’s key publications
  • Two-page letter of support from nominator (including contact details of nominator).

Please send all nominations to Chareita Smit-Gajadhar (C.SmitGajadhar@elsevier.com). Questions concerning the award may also be send to Chareita Smit-Gajadhar.

Self-nominations will not be considered.