The Porter Prize

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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We are awarding £3,000 to fund a proposed research project with a strong chemistry focus.

We are awarding £3,000 to fund a proposed research project with a strong chemistry focus.

Selection Process – open for applications.

Application and Proposal

Candidates should complete the application form, including a research proposal. The form must be supported by a reference from your tutor and placement supervisor. Candidates will have to present a research proposal as part of their application form.

APPLICATION FORM

 

Interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Salters’ Hall for interview. On the panel will be leaders in research and industry. Candidates will be asked for a 3-minute presentation discussing their research proposal in more detail.

 

The deadline for applications is Monday, 25 March 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews at Salters’ Hall on Monday, 29 and Tuesday, 30 April 2024.