Chemistry Medals and Book Prizes

Students studying Chemistry and Applied Chemistry (BSc, BApplSc, BSc (Honours) and BApplSc Honours)) have the opportunity of winning prizes and awards for outstanding academic performances. There are also awards for graduate students.

Graduate Student Awards

Graduate Students in the Department of Chemistry have the following awards to aim for:


Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Gold Medals

Awarded to:

    The Student who has submitted the Most Outstanding MSc thesis

    The Student who has submitted the Most Outstanding PhD thesis

     

Sim Geok Soo Medal


Awarded to Graduating Master of Science in Chemistry by Coursework Student with the best project thesis.

Lim Chin Kuan Book Prize

Awarded to the Best Student of each intake in the Master of Science in Chemistry by coursework.

The Department convenes a committee, chaired by a senior faculty member, to evaluate submitted MSc and PhD theses in any particular year.

 

Kiang Ai Kim Scholar Award

A top-up of S$500 which will be given to the successful awardee for a minimum of 1 year.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be in their 1st to 3rd year of PhD programme
  • PGF, LKC, A*STAR and NGS scholarship holders are not eligible
  • No disciplinary action has ever been taken against the applicant
  • Both MSc and Part-time students are not eligible to apply

Applicants are to submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • CV and a recommendation letter from supervisor
  • Publications (of which 1 must be a NUS publication)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be called up for an interview and to give a short presentation before the final decision is made by the interview panel

Closing date: 26 Feb 2010

 Please submit the completed application form and the supporting documents to the Admin Office by the stipulated deadline.

Best Research Publication Award

This award is given annually to full-time PhD students enrolled in NUS Chemistry who had published original research paper(s) in top-tier chemistry journals (e.g. JACS/Angew Chem or equivalents) in the previous year.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be the 1st author (or must be THE major contributor to the work) in the publication submitted
  • Applicant must be in a full-time PhD student enrolled in the Department of Chemistry, NUS
  • A statement from the supervisor(s) that the student is THE major contributor to the work, and the bulk of the work was carried out at NUS Chemistry
  • Publication submitted must be published in the last calendar year (i.e. 2009 onwards)
  • Publication submitted must fall into one of the following categories: Physical/Analytical, Inorganic/Materials, Organic/Biochemistry

Applicants are to submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • CV and a recommendation letter from supervisor
  • Original copy of the publication(s) being considered for the award
  • No interview is necessary

Closing date: 26 Feb 2010

Please submit the completed application form and the supporting documents to the Admin Office by the stipulated deadline.