Chemistry Europe Award

Chemistry Europe Award

Award at a Glance

  • Purpose: to recognize outstanding contributions to chemistry
  • Subject for 2023: chemistry for sustainability, energy, materials, environment
  • Consists of: prize money amounting to EUR 10,000, certificate
  • Nomination closed: November 1, 2022; nomination for 2025 will open in mid-2024
  • First awarded: 2023 at 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress
  • Given: biannually by Chemistry Europe

Bert Weckhuysen Awarded the Inaugural Chemistry Europe Award


With the Chemistry Europe Award, Chemistry Europe honors every two years scientists who have made outstanding contributions in a field of chemistry. The topic of the award will be determined by the Chemistry Europe Council. This new prize will be awarded for the first time in 2023 in the field of chemistry for sustainability, energy, materials, and the environment.

The Chemistry Europe Award is endowed with prize money amounting to EUR 10,000 and a certificate. The first time the award will be presented at the 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in The Hague, The Netherlands, in 2023.


Nominees for the Chemistry Europe Award should be scientists who have made major contributions to an area of chemistry and significantly advanced our understanding of a particular field.

The Chemistry Europe Award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. The prize may be awarded not only to members of the Chemistry Europe societies but also to non-members and representatives of any nation. Chemistry Europe Representatives are ineligible to receive this award.

   Nomination Deadline

closed November 1, 2022


A nomination (max three pages) shall include:

  • Nomination letter
  • Nominee’s CV (including five key publications)

The nomination letter should give details of the nominee’s contribution(s) to the field and describe any major achievements, including also evidence of international recognition as well as honors and awards.

An additional 4th page could be a supporting letter from a Chemistry Europe society.

There is no requirement for the nominator to be a member of a Chemistry Europe society. Nominators should take diversity in all its forms into consideration when making the nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted.

   Selection Process

An international award committee, consisting of Advisory Board Members of Chemistry Europe journals, evaluates the nominees and advises the Chemistry Europe Representatives on the decision who will receive the Chemistry Europe Award.

Dr. Vera Koester ([email protected])