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2003 FACS Awards and Citations



To be awarded during the Tenth Asian Chemical Congress (10 ACC 2003)
October 21-23 2003, Dae Woo Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

FACS AWARDS/CITATIONS FOR 2003

FACS Foundation Lectureship.    A nomination is invited from your society for this lectureship. The Lecturer shall be an eminent chemist who has made distinctive contributions to the profession of chemistry. The 2003 award will be in the field of Inorganic Chemistry. The lecture shall be presented at the 10th Asian Chemical Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 2003. The nomination shall contain curriculum vitae contributions to inorganic chemistry in the past 5 years; list of important publications and title of proposed lecture if successful. The nomination shall reach the Secretary-General before the closing date. 

FACS Distinguished Young Chemists Award.    A nomination is invited from your society for this award. The age of the awardee shall not exceed 40 years of age as of the 1st January 2003. The 2003 award shall be in the field of Inorganic Chemistry. This lecture shall be presented at the 10th Asian Chemical Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 2003. The nomination shall contain curriculum vitae contributions to Inorganic Chemistry in the past 5 years list of important publications and title of proposed lecture if successful. Nominations shall reach the Secretary-General before the closing date. 

FACS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Economic Advancement.    Nominations are invited for this award. Rules for this award are shown below. The Contribution shall be judged on evidence including lists of papers, patents, and reports on work covering the period 10 years preceding the award; major proportion of work is to be undertaken in a member country of the FACS whilst the candidate is a member of Chemical Society in that country belonging to FACS. The successful applicant will deliver a lecture on the occasion of the presentation of the Award at the 10ACC. 

FACS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Advancement in Chemical Education. Nominations are invited for this award. Rules for this award are shown below. The Contribution shall be judged on evidence including lists of publications, projects, innovations, patents and reports on work covering the period 10 years preceding the award; major proportion of work is to be undertaken in a member country of the FACS whilst the candidate is a member of Chemical Society in that country belonging to FACS. The successful applicant will deliver a lecture on the occasion of the presentation of the Award at the 10ACC. 

FACS Citations for Contributions to Chemistry and the Chemical Profession. Nominations are invited for the award of up to 3 citations for 2003. Rules for the selection of awardees are shown below. Please advise nominations before closing date.


Closing date for all nominations is

31 December 2002

FACS FOUNDATION LECTURESHIP AWARD RULES

1. FACS shall establish a Foundation Lectureship which be awarded during a FACS Chemical Conference or Congress held in conjunction with the Biennial General Assembly.
2. The lectureship shall be open to members of member societies of FACS.
3. Nominations for the Lectureship shall be called not less than one year and not more than two years before the date of the Conference or Congress. The Ex-Co may specify the subject(s) for the Lectureship in order to reflect the main themes of the Conference or Congress.
4. Nominations may be made by member societies or by their members.
5. The Lecturer shall be an eminent chemist who has made distinctive contributions to the profession of chemistry.
6. The application shall be accompanied by the curriculum vitae and details of the applicants contribution to chemistry during the previous fifteen years.
7. The FACS Ex-Co shall establish an Award Committee, consisting of the president, the president-elect and the immediate past president, to recommend the candidate to the Ex-Co.
8. The successful applicant shall deliver the Lecture(s) at the Chemical Conference/Congress. The Lecture shall be provided with a return economy air ticket which will be provided by FACS. The Conference/Congress organizer shall provide local travel, board and lodging. FACS shall present a memento to the Foundation Lecturer.
9. The Lecturer shall undertake to provide a written manuscript of the Lecture to FACS who shall reserve the right to publish it in any of the publications of FACS or in the Proceedings of the Conference/Congress.
10. Unsuccessful nominations made in any year can be considered in subsequent selection exercises, if the applicants so wish, together with any fresh nominations that may be received.

FACS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT

The Award shall be made every two years to a member of the Federation who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee of the Federation has contributed significantly towards the economic advancement of the Asian region through the application of chemical research. This contribution shall be judged on evidence including lists of papers, patent and reports submitted to the adjudicating panel (who may seek referees reports).

The work shall cover the period of 10 years preceding the award the major proportion of the work having been done in a member country of the Federation whilst the candidate was a member of the Chemical Society in that country belonging to the Federation.

Nominations, together with supporting documentation from the candidate, and/or referees, must be forwarded by the FACS national contact point to the Secretary- General before the closing date. The award will be made at a FACS associated meeting. If in the opinion of Executive Committee there is no candidate amongst those nominated who has sufficient merit, the Executive Committee may refrain from making an award.

The successful candidate will deliver a lecture on the occasion of the presentation of the Award at the 10th Asian Chemical Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 2003 and the lecture or an abridged version will be published in the FACS newsletter.

The awardee shall be provided with a round trip air ticket by FACS while the host country Vietnam shall provide local hospitality.

FACS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO ADVANCEMENT IN CHEMICAL EDUCATION 

The Award shall be made every two years to a member of the Federation who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee of the Federation has contributed significantly towards the advancement of Chemical Education in Asian region. This contribution shall be judged on evidence including lists of publications, projects, innovations, patents and reports submitted adjudicating panel (who may seek referees' reports).

The work shall cover the period of 10 years preceding the award, with the major proportion of the work having been done in a member country of the Federation whilst the candidate was a member of the Chemical Society in that country belonging to the Federation. 

Nominations, together with supporting documentation from the candidate and/or referees, must be forwarded by the FACS national contact point to the Secretary General before the closing date. The award will be made at a FACS associated meeting. If in the' opinion of Executive Committee there is no candidate amongst those nominated who has sufficient merit, the Executive Committee may refrain from making an award. 

The successful candidate will deliver a lecture on the occasion of the presentation of the Award at the Asian Chemical Congress or one of the national or regional conferences and the lecture or an abridged version will be published in the FACS newsletter. 

The awardee shall be provided with a round trip air ticket by FACS and local hospitality by the host country and a plaque. 

FACS CITATIONS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHEMISTRY AND THE CHEMICAL PROFESSION

There is a considerable number of chemists who make substantial contributions to
chemistry and especially to the progress of the profession over a period of many years.

1. To provide recognition of these contributions through FACS, the Federation has initiated a series of citations.
2. Up to three citations may be awards in each assembly.
3. Nominations may be submitted by Member Societies of the FACS.
4. Nominations for the citation shall include a general statement of the nominees contributions to chemistry and/or the chemical profession together with curriculum vitae and any relevant details of publications, patents and other supporting material.
5. The Executive Committee may appoint an adjudication panel to make recommendations. Executive Committee reserves the right not to make a citation if no suitable applications are received.
6. The adjudication panels recommendations shall be based upon the significant service to the FACS in any of the following areas:

  • Research, development or applications of chemistry

  • Chemical Education

  • Promotion of Chemistry

7. Nominations should be forwarded to the Secretary General by the closing date.
8. FACS shall supply citation plaques.

Send nominations and supporting documentation to:

Dr San H Thang
FACS Secretary-General
C/o: Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1/21 Vale Street, North Melbourne, Vic 3051, Australia

Fax: +61-3-9328 2670; Email: facs@raci.org.au
Fax: +61-3-9545 2446; Email: san.thang@csiro.au

 

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