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EFCE Events N° 716

EFCE AwardEFCE Excellence Award in Crystallization

The EFCE presents a triennial Excellence Award to recognize a PhD thesis or paper(s) of young scientists which demonstrates an outstanding contribution to research and/or practice in the field of crystallization. This award will be presented for the third time during the 19th International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization “ISIC 19”, to be held in Toulouse, France, in September 2014.

The award comprises:

  • a certificate
  • a cash award of € 1.500
  • a travel grant (not exceeding €500) to attend ISIC 19

The award will be presented during a dedicated session of ISIC 19. Here, the award winner will be given the opportunity to present the work.

The award is presented to a scientist in an early stage of his/her career, who has made excellent contributions to the understanding or the industrial application of crystallization. Nominations may be submitted by

  • PhD supervisors at a PhD-awarding institution in an EFCE member country, or
  • Members of a national or regional member association of EFCE

No more than one nomination can be submitted by the same person; self nominations are excluded. The nominated PhD thesis or paper must have been published during the three calendar years preceding the closing date for nominations. A nominated PhD thesis must have been completed and published and the PhD degree examined and awarded.

Nomination procedure, supporting documentation, closing date
Nominations must be submitted until April 15th, 2014 as a complete package (one single PDF file) to the ISIC or the EFCE award committee (see below). They have to contain the following information:

  • Name and address of the nominee, the supervisor/nominator and the institution
  • Title of the PhD Thesis or the nominees publications
  • Date work commenced, PhD awarded and thesis or papers published.
    The latter date must fall in the period of three calendar years prior to March 28th 2014
  • Two letters of recommendation (no more than two pages each) from two independent referees from different institutions, outlining the key contribution to crystallization research and/or practice and stating clearly why the contribution is considered to be truly outstanding and thus deserving the Award of Excellence.
  • A CV and (where applicable) a list of publications of the nominee
  • In the case of nominating a PhD thesis an extended abstract in English (maximum 10 pages) containing a summary, the problem statement and the current situation, key results, applications or implementations and impact of the research as well as references. A copy of the thesis as published is to be made available upon request and this will be returned after evaluation.
  • In the case of nominating publication(s), at least one but no more than two refereed paper(s) in English in either a journal or the proceedings of a well established conference series, with the candidate as first-named and primary author.

For additional information and the submittal of nominations please contact the award committee of ISIC 19 ( or EFCE (
and their respective web sites: ISIC 19 and EFCE


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