We recognise the critical role research plays in solving important and long-term societal challenges. Established in memory of Lord George Porter OM, FRS, FRSE and Dr Andy Porter, who were drivers of change through their research, this award funds a 1st or 2nd year undergraduate to undertake a summer research project. This prize has been made possible through the generosity of the Porter family.
The winner will be provided with £3,000 to fund a proposed research project with a strong chemistry focus.
The selection process for 2024 is open.
Candidates for the Porter Prize must:
- be currently in their 1st or 2nd year of either a chemistry or chemical engineering degree at a UK university
- have identified a research project and supervisor
- have a willingness and ability to participate in the Institute’s activities and join our network of future leaders
Please note, the successful candidate will need to dedicate their summer to carrying out the research project put forward in their application. They will also be required to present their findings as a brief report which will be shared at our annual award ceremony.
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