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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 who have completed a maximum of 15 years of active research after PhD who have exhibited" exceptional creativity and dedication" in the fields of Organic Synthesis and of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry respectively.

 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award journal cover


The winners will each receive an award certificate, a monetary award of US $5,000, and an invitation to present a plenary lecture during the annual Tetrahedron Symposium. The winner is expected to suggest appropriate authors for a Special Issue that will be compiled in their honour.

Application process

These two awards are presented to two individuals who have exhibited "exceptional creativity and dedication" in the fields of Organic Synthesis and of Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry respectively.

The only restriction is that nominees should have completed no more than 15 years of active research after the year of PhD graduation. (If you have been in research for more than 15 years after your PhD but you work part-time or have taken a career break for health or family reasons, please include the dates of the career break in your application.)

There is no longer a requirement for a letter of support from a nominator, and self-nominations are now also accepted.

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

  • Your name or the nominee’s name, current affiliation, contact details and website.

  • State whether you are applying for the Organic Synthesis or Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry award.

  • A two-page biographical sketch, including the year that your PhD was awarded.

  • A list of no more than 10 of the nominee’s key publications

The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2024.

Please send all nominations to Liza Chan ([email protected]opens in new tab/window). Questions concerning the award may also be sent to Liza Chan.

Past winners

View the list of winners on the Tetrahedron journal pageopens in new tab/window