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The Reaxys PhD Prize 2019

As always, our mission is to celebrate some of the brightest young minds in chemistry. The Reaxys PhD Prize is a unique global competition open to PhD-level chemists from all research areas. Being a finalist comes with benefits that can help advance your career, connecting you with other ambitious, talented and innovative chemists.

How it works

Submissions for the Reaxys PhD Prize are accepted in the first quarter of the year. Anyone who is currently doing or has recently completed a PhD in the chemical sciences is eligible to enter. Generally, submissions come from over 400 academic institutions worldwide.

Overseen by the Advisory Board, our committee of expert reviewers look at all the submissions, applying rigorous selection criteria to select the 45 finalists for that year. These 45 finalists receive:

  • An invitation to present their research at the Prize Symposium, where 3 winners are selected and awarded the prize money
  • Lifelong membership in the Prize Club, a unique international network of 350+ chemists from all research areas and career paths
  • Personal and unlimited access to the rich content of Reaxys and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry

All 45 finalists are invited to make a poster presentation. The shortlisted top finalists give a talk about their work. Based on that, the 3 winners are selected.


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