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Nominations are open for 2019 Dream Chemistry Award

The “Dream Chemistry Award” (DCA) aims is to award a young scientist with a chemistry background for an idea of a scientific project in the field of chemistry or chemistry-related disciplines that they dream to solve. It is organized jointly by IOCB Prague and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and this fourth round will take place in Prague on December 2-3. The rules of the contest are simple:

  • Self-nominations are not possible - all candidates must be nominated by invited nominators, who are respected experts in chemistry

  • Eligible candidates must have been born in 1982 or later and must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2012 or later

  • Candidates must apply by submitting their dream project (max. 4 pages) together with a CV and a publication list

  • From all the applicants five finalists will be selected and invited to Prague to present their projects and receive Dream Chemistry Top 5 prize of 1 000 € each. (Travel cost will be covered by the organizers.)

  • Based on the presentations, the ultimate Dream Chemistry Award winner will be selected and will obtain a prize of 10 000 € and an iconic DCA statuette.

More information about the competition, its terms and conditions as well as highlights from the previous years can be found at



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