Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award

Open for entries

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Please read carefully the N.B. and the privacy policy before applying.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. established the Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award in 2004 with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of chemistry and the chemical industry. This award is designed to recognize researchers who have made outstanding achievements in catalysis science.

Entries for the 2018 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award and the 2018 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement are now open. We welcome your entry with pleasure.

­ Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award
(Given every other year, up to one researcher)
Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement
(Given every other year, up to two researchers)
Eligible applicant
(by the date of Apr. 1, 2017)
- The researcher who made the best achievements in the catalysis science field. - The researcher who made the most original achievements in the catalysis science field.
- Forty-seven (47) years or younger - Thirty-seven (37) years or younger
Prize A commemorative plaque and a cash prize of five (5) million yen A commemorative plaque and a cash prize of one (1) million yen

Selection schedule

The winners will be selected by a selection committee organized by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., to consist of several world-class academic experts in catalysis science and a representative of Mitsui Chemicals.

Web entry starts September 1, 2017
Deadline December 31, 2017
Announcement of winners Around June 2018
On Mitsui Chemicals website, specialized magazines, etc.
Award ceremony /
commemorative lectures
The winners will be requested to deliver commemorative lectures in Autumn 2018. The travel expenses including accommodation charges will be paid. The details will be announced later.

Application forms and submission information

1. Nominee information Fill in the entry form.Open Window
2. Nominator information Fill in the entry form.Open Window
3. Recommendation by nominator Recommendation by nominator(Word File)
4. Nominee’s application statement (2000 words) Nominee’s application statement(Word File)
5. List of publications and patents List of publications & patents(Word File)
6. Biographical sketch Biographical sketch(Word File)
7. Three (3) key publications Put three (3) key publications together in one condensed file (Zip file).

N.B.

  • Complete the forms in English.
  • An individual can nominate only one nominee.
  • All the application forms have to be completed by the nominee, except for the recommendation by nominator.
  • All application forms have to be converted to a PDF file.
  • Submission must be via the website.
  • The entry to the award has to be done with the permission of the collaborators, if any.

Use of Personal Information

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. uses the personal information written in this entry form to select and announce the winners. In principle, the personal information Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. obtains through this form is used only for the purpose stated above.
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. will not provide the personal information to any third party without obtaining prior consent of applicants except the case stated in laws.

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The Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award Selection Committee