Salters’ Centenary Awards

The Salters’ Centenary Awards are 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

Selection Procedure

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

Nominate a Candidate

NOTE: Information for the 2021 round of nominations will be posted in June 2021. 

More Information

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Name Organisation
Rosa Cookson GlaxoSmithKline
Clementine Chambon Oorja Development Solutions
Toby Armstrong GlaxoSmithKline
Hisham Hamid BP
Name Organisation
David Burns Syngenta
David Growney Lubrizol
Anna Watson AstraZeneca
Conor Wilkinson Lubrizol
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Julia Cole Uniper UK Ltd
Shaun Hughes AstraZeneca
Saul Moorhouse BP
Brett Rickard Valero Energy Ltd
Name Organisation
Hannah Lithgow University of Strathclyde
Laetitia Rynhoud GlaxoSmithKline
Andrew Wadsworth Imperial College London
Bo Zhang University of Oxford

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