EFCE Excellence Award Crystallization


Call for nominations 2023

The EFCE presents the triannial Excellence Awards to recognise a PhD thesis or paper(s) of young scientists which demonstrate(s) an outstanding contribution to research and/or practice in the field of crystallization.

The award will be presented for the fourth time during the 22nd International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization (ISIC 2023) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland on 5-8 September 2023.

The award comprises: 

  • A certificate
  • A travel grant (not exceeding 500 euros) to attend ISIC 2023
  • A complimentary registration to ISIC 2023

The award will be presented during a dedicated session of ISIC 2023. Here, the award winner will be given the opportunity to present the work.
The closing date for nominations is

30 May 2023.



The award is presented to a scientist in the early stage of his/her career, who have 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(s) must have been published during the three calendar years preceding the closing date for nominations (1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022). A nominated PhD thesis must have been completed and published and the PhD degree examined and awarded.

Nomination procedure, supporting documentation & closing date

Supporting documentation: nominations should be submitted via the online submission tool and must contain the following information:

  • Name and address of the nominee and the supervisor/nominator
  • Title of the PhD thesis or the nominees paper(s)
  • Date work commenced, PhD awarded and thesis or paper(s) published. The latter date must fall in the period of three calendar years prior to the closing date, ie between 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022.
  • Two letters of recommendation (no more than two pages each) from two independent referees (including the nominator) 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 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 addressed 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 paper(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.
Submission Form