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Recognising and supporting chemists and chemical engineers starting their careers in industry

Posted on 17/04/2019

Nominations for the 2019 Salters’ Centenary Awards close on 12th July 2019.

The Salters’ Centenary Awards is an award scheme for chemists and chemical engineers starting their careers in industry.

The purpose of the Awards is to recognise and support individuals who are starting out in their career and who have the potential to make an outstanding long-term contribution to industries that use chemistry and chemical engineering.

The Awards will be an important part of the Institute’s programme of activities in support of its mission to promote the practical applications of chemistry at all levels.  Award holders will be asked to participate in the Institute’s educational activities and events with other Salters’ Centenary and Graduate Award holders.

Up to 4 Awards, each of £2,500 will be made to candidates who:

  • Should be working in the chemical or allied industries in the UK
  • Have between 3-5 years in industry
  • Have a degree in either chemistry or chemical engineering at Bachelors/Masters/Postgraduate level

How to nominate a candidate

Candidates should be nominated by an Industrial Site Manager, Head of Department or equivalent.

Candidates should complete the online nomination form which must be supported by a confidential reference, which pays special attention to the criteria listed below.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

The awards will be made by a panel of senior industrialists who will consider the following criteria:

  • Evidence of commitment to an industrial career
  • Understanding of challenges and opportunities facing industry and a vision of how they can contribute
  • Ability to communicate their interest and enthusiasm to a wider audience
  • Willingness and ability to take part in the Institute’s activities

The closing date for nominations is Friday 12 July 2019 and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Thursday 12 September 2019 at Salters’ Hall.  Awards will be presented to successful candidates at the Institute Awards Ceremony on Friday 6 December 2019, to which their nominators will also be invited.

For more information about the Centenary Awards, please visit the Salters’ Institute website.

If you have queries regarding the Centenary Awards, please contact Stephanie Mearns, Programme Co-ordinator at or 020 7628 5962.