This prestigious set of awards provides the opportunity to recognise exceptional achievements in chemistry education

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The RSC’s Education Prizes celebrate and recognise excellence in the chemical sciences

Every year, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) recognises the excellent work of educators in the chemical sciences with its Education Prizes. The nominations for the 2022 Education Prizes are now open and the closing date for nominations is 22 June. 

The portfolio of prizes is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world for chemical education, rewarding achievements by individuals, teams and organisations from across the globe in advancing the chemical sciences. The prizes celebrate inspirational, innovative and dedicated people working in primary, secondary, further and higher education – including teachers, technicians and more. There are two main categories: Excellence in Education Prizes and Horizon Prizes for Education.

How do I nominate?

Do you want to recognise a science educator doing amazing work in inspiring the next generation of young scientists or supporting colleagues with their development? You can show your appreciation to an individual or team who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in science teaching by nominating them for an RSC Education Prize.

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Excellence in Education Prizes

The Excellence in Education Prizes celebrate educators in primary, secondary, further and higher education – including, teachers, technicians and more. These prizes recognise a wide range of skills – from curriculum design to effective teaching, and from personal development to working culture. This category includes specific prizes for teams and for those in the early stages of their career, as well as the Nyholm Prize, which recognises inspirational, innovative and dedicated individuals working in education.

Horizon Prizes for Education

The Horizon Prizes celebrate ground-breaking innovations and initiatives that mark a step-change in science education. They highlight recent initiatives set to make a real impact within the field of education, and are open to teams and collaborations as well as individuals. These initiatives could include teaching programmes or techniques, research breakthroughs, innovative technologies and more.

Who could you nominate?

There’s a short video to help you through the simple nomination process. Then, all you need to do is decide who deserves to be nominated in each category.

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