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RSC/BMOS Early Career
Investigator Award


RSC/BMOS Young Investigator was established in the year 2013 and since then, BMOS has featured the award in all its editions in the years of 2015 and 2018. Since the award was established the RSC/BMOS Young Investigator has been selecting and awarding important scientists from Brazil, Latin America and the United Kingdom. To date, 14 researchers have received this honor during BMOS events.

This year 2022 the RSC brings some important updates. The award will now be called the RSC/BMOS Early Career Investigator Award. The renaming makes the award more inclusive, up-to-date, and consistent with the fundamentals of the RSC and our scientific community. This year award counts with the support of the Science and Innovation Network part of the UK Embassy in Brazil.

Considering the 14 researchers who received the Award established in 2013 only one woman was nominated. In this sense, this year 2022, the organizing committee of 18th BMOS and RSC agreed that the award should select favorably women scientists and contribute to make this important award of our Organic Chemistry community more inclusive, and gender balanced, based on the valorization of fundamental principles such as inclusion and respect.

RSC, UK Government and BMOS are delighted to invite scientists from Brazil, Latin America and the UK to submit their applications.

How to nominate:

Self-nomination is permitted. Nominators must send the following to the organizing committee via by Friday, 27 May 2022.


• Contact details and website URL of the nominee or CV Lattes URL of the nominee.
• A one-page CV for the nominee, including a summary of their education, dates of key career achievements, a list of up to five of their top independent publications, total numbers of publications and patents, and other indicators of esteem, together with evidence of career independence.
• A PDF of the candidate’s best publication to date (as judged by the nominator).
• A one-page motivation letter, explaining way this nomination and presentation will make a difference in the development of the career (including networking, exposure and engagement)  

Incomplete nominations or those not adhering to the above requirements will not be considered, and nominees will not be contacted regarding any missing or incorrect documents.

Important: Applicants who have completed their doctorate within the last ten years are eligible.
In case of maternity leave this period can be extended up to 12 years.

OBS. BMOS organizers expect from the selected candidates to take part of the entire event, including poster sections, helping to judge the best posters awards, as well.

Selection procedure:

• The BMOS organizing committee will screen each nomination for eligibility and draw up a shortlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided.
• The recipient of the lectureship will then be selected and endorsed by a selection panel composed of members of the Scientific Committee and BMOS organizing committee Board as well as members of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


• The winners will be announced in the middle of June 2022.
• Selected researchers will receive support from the RSC for their respective, accommodation, and travel to the event in Tiradentes. For LatAm researchers RSC will contribute up to 700 GBP and to UK researchers up to 1700, against receipts.
• Registration will be waived to the selected researchers as a contribution from the BMOS organizers.

• Selected researchers will participate in the RSC BMOS Early Career Investigator Award ceremony and Flash presentations during the BMOS event. The presentation time for each selected candidate will be announced during the process. RSC and BMOS expect to have the winners collaboration to use their image and name, to enable promoting the prize afterwards, in social media and other related marketing tools.  

• Dr. Elizabeth Magalhães, Manager of the RSC in Latin America, will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the award.

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RSC/BMOS  Early Career Investigator Award

More details about the traditional

RSC/BMOS  Early Career Investigator Award will be announced soon.

RSC/BMOS  Early Career Investigator (Former Young Investigator)

Previous Winners

RSC/BMOS Young Investigator 2018 Winners:

Dr Andrew L. Lawrence, University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Diogo S. Lüdtke, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,

Professor Giovanni W. Amarante, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Dr. Stephen P. Thomas, University of Edinburgh, UK


​RSC/BMOS Young Investigator 2015 Winners:

Professor Eufrânio N. da Silva Júnior, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Professor Giuliano C. Clososki, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Vanessa Leiria Campo, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. James Bull, Imperial College London, UK

Dr. Will Unsworth, University of York, UK



RSC/BMOS Young Investigator 2013 Winners:

Professor Antonio C. B. Burtoloso, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Professor Ariel M. Sarotti, IQUIR-CONICET, Argentina
Professor Brenno A. D. Neto, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Professor Gonçalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor John Bower, University of Bristol, UK

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