The IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists is intended to encourage outstanding young research scientists at the beginning of their careers. The awards are given for the most outstanding Ph.D. theses in the general area of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1000-word essay. The award is generously sponsored by Solvay.

In 2023 IUPAC will award up to five prizes. Each prize will consist of USD 1,000 cash award and up to USD 1,000 towards travel expenses to attend the 2023 IUPAC Congress in The Hague (18-25 Aug 2023; see In keeping with IUPAC’s status as a global organization, efforts will be made to ensure fair geographic distribution of prizes.

The awards will be presented at the 2023 IUPAC Congress. Each awardee will be invited to present a poster on his/her research and to participate in a plenary award session, and is expected to submit a review article for publication in Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Complete applications must be received at the IUPAC Secretariat by 15 February 2023.

More information and application form:


David Spichiger, SCS