Reaxys SCI Early Career Resercher Award 2019

Monday, 01 April 2019

Who can apply?

The SCI Giovani and Elsevier are happy to organize the 5th edition of the Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award. 

If you are:
  • A chemistry or medicinal chemistry researcher currently enrolled in a PhD programme OR who completed a PhD in 2018 or 2019
  • And a member of the SCI Giovani
We invite you to submit your essay around the topic: 
What (innovative) research are you doing in the field of chemistry or medicinal chemistry and how can a scientific database like Reaxys help you achieve your goals?

The successful applications will receive:

€ 1000 - 1st Place
€ 800 - 2nd Place
€ 500 - 3rd Place

What are the essay requirements?

Any field of research is accepted
, including: Life Sciences, Medicinal and Organic Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Industrial and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical, Environmental, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry.

  • Must be about either work in progress, an original idea for a project, or a paper already published;
  • Must strongly highlight how Reaxys (and other) scientific databases helped (or can help) you to achieve your research goals;
  • Must be between 750 and 1500 words; 
  • Must have a title and be easily readable also by chemists working in other research fields.
  • Must have a bibliography (does not count towards the word count).

Evaluation criteria
  • Innovation & Originality;
  • Impact and Importance to field;
  • Clarity of Thought & completeness;
  • Supporting evidence of accomplishments (i.e. has your work been published or patented?).
Your application should include the following documents:
  • Your Essay;
  • Your CV;
  • A document produced by your university that certifies that you are a PhD student or that you have defended your PhD in 2018 or 2019;
  • Any other supporting evidence of accomplishments (optional).      

What are the timelines?

  • Essay submission deadline: July 15
  • Do not have access to Reaxys? Request an individual trial for the submission period (until July 15) by sending us an email. 
  • Join the free webinar series on best practices and advanced use of the Reaxys solution (more information under section "Free webinars" where you can also register).
  • Meet us at the Y-RICh workshop on May 27 at the Sapienza University of Rome. Learn more about the Award as well as Reaxys, and ask any questions you have regarding your application!
  • The Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Award 2019 award ceremony will take place at the the 39th National Congress of the SCI Organic Chemistry Division in Turin, September 8-12. The travel costs of the winners will be covered by Elsevier.

Click here to learn about the previous winners.

Click here for information and tutorials on how to use Reaxys

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Contact Details

  • For any questions regarding the Award applications please contact:
    Agne Karose

    Customer Marketing Manager

    To request a trial for Reaxys please contact:

    Carlos Rodriguez del Rio
    Customer Consultant Life Sciences

    Important information about file upload:

    • Please only submit .pdf files;
    • Maximum file size allowed for upload is 10 MB;
    • File names can not contain any special characters (!@#$%^&*()?/). Alphanumeric characters only (ABC,123). Please give the documents clear and short names. In case of problems, please contact Agne Karose (see the details above).
    • The File Upload field will not appear when attendees register using a Mobile Device.