Reaxys is delighted to announce that the Reaxys PhD Prize 2020 is now open for submissions

What is the Reaxys PhD Prize?
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Reaxys PhD Prize is a unique global competition that recognizes accomplished young chemists for their innovative and rigorous research. 
Open to PhD-level scientists from all research areas related to chemistry, this unique competition celebrates innovative, rigorous and forward-thinking research, helping the finalists and winners to drive their careers forward and network with other excellent scientists.

Who can apply?
Anyone who is currently doing or has recently completed a PhD (after Jan 1, 2019) in the chemical sciences is eligible to enter. 

Submission timelines
The competition opened January 15 and will close on March 11.

What is needed to enter?
The application process is simple. It includes:

  • A 2-3 page research summary that showcases their work
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation submitted by the PhD supervisor

How are applications submitted?
Visit  Reaxys PhD Prize and click on the ‘’Apply’’ button to register and begin the application. Students that register by February 5 will be invited to a webinar on tips and tricks for submitting an application. Note: Supervisors must submit their letter of support to a separate mailbox (details in the FAQs).

What is the prize?
Finalists receive an invitation to present their research at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium, which will be held in Toronto this October – the 3 winners will be awarded prize money of US$2,000 each. Finalists also receive lifelong membership in the Reaxys Prize Club, a unique international network of 400 chemists from all research areas and career paths. Personal and unlimited access to the rich content of Reaxys and Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry is also granted to finalists.

Know someone who you think should apply?
Simply nominate them!

Additional resources and more information

  • Watch this video for more information about the prize and the submission process


David Spichiger, SCS