Chemical Structure Association Trust Award

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The Chemical Structure Association Trust is an internationally recognized organization established to promote the critical importance of chemical information to advances in chemical research. In particular, the Trust strives to create a heightened and sustained awareness of the essential role that is played in scientific research by the systems and methodologies used for the storage, processing and retrieval of information related to chemical structures, reactions and compounds. In support of its charter, the Trust has created the Chemical Structure Association Trust Award as well as a unique Grant Program. These programs are financed by investments managed by the Trust and through funds donated by industrial, academic, and government organizations that recognize the value of and benefit from research, development, and education in the fields supported by the Trust.

The Trust is now seeking submission of nominations for its Award for its next round of deliberations.

Award Program

Purpose: To recognize and encourage outstanding accomplishments in education, research and development activities that are related to the systems and methods used to store, process and retrieve information about chemical structures, reactions and compounds.

Nature: The Award, given on a tri-annual basis beginning in 2002, consists of five hundred U.S. dollars ($500.00) and an appropriate memento. The Award will be presented at a prestigious, relevant conference to be identified prior to each presentation. The awardee will be asked to give a presentation at the conference.

Eligibility: The Award shall be granted to an individual without regard to age or nationality for outstanding achievement in education, research or development in the area of systems and methods used for the storage, processing and retrieval of information about chemical structures, reactions and compounds. Nominations of persons known to be deceased will not be considered. Posthumous awards will be made only when knowledge of the recipient's death is received after the Award Committee has announced their decision.

Nominations: Any individual may submit one nomination or one seconding letter for the Award in any given year. In nomination by petition, the person whose signature is first will be considered to be the nominator. The required nominating documentation is as follows: 1) a letter that evaluates the nominee's accomplishments and the specific relevant work that is to be recognized; 2) a biographical sketch, including a statement of academic qualifications, as well as contact information; 3) at least two seconding letters that support the nomination and provide additional factual information with regard to the scientific achievements of the nominee. If appropriate, a list of the nominee's publications and/or patents may also be submitted. The Award will not be given in any year in which the nominees do not meet the award criteria.

The information should be submitted via email to René Deplanque, Chair of the Awards Committee, (deplanque@gmx.de) and to Bonnie Lawlor, CSA Trust Secretary, (blawlor@nfais.org) by November 15, 2013.

Bonnie Lawlor, Secretary, CSA Trust