Centenary Prize

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Centenary Prize
Awarded forFor "outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas"
Sponsored byRoyal Society of Chemistry
Date1947 (1947)
Website www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Awards/CentenaryPrizes/

The Centenary Prize is an award granted annually by the United Kingdom-based Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to up to three "outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas". [1]


The prize, established in 1947, and first awarded in 1949, by the RSC's forerunner, the Chemical Society, is named after the centenary of that organisation's founding, in 1841. Winners are given a £5000 cash prize, a medal and a certificate, and undertake a lecture tour of the UK. [1]


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  1. 1 2 "RSC Centenary Prizes". Royal Society of Chemistry . Retrieved 9 February 2018.