Recognising and supporting chemists and chemical engineers starting their careers in industry

Posted on: 26/06/2020
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Nominations now open for the 2020 Salters’ Centenary Awards. Closing date 20 July.



The Salters’ Centenary Awards is an award scheme 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 are 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


Candidates should be nominated by an Industrial Site Manager, Head of Department or equivalent, and 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.


The closing date for nominations is Monday 20 July 2020, and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Thursday 17 September 2020 at Salters’ Hall.


Please note interviews may take place remotely depending on the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. Awards will be presented to successful candidates at the Institute Awards Ceremony on Friday 4 December 2020, to which their nominators will also be invited.


For more information about the Centenary Awards, please visit the Salters’ Institute website.

Any queries regarding the Centenary Awards, please contact Stephanie Mearns, Programme Co-ordinator at or 020 7628 5962.

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