Reaction & Synthesis

MilliporeSigma Seeks Student Chemists For $5,000 Bader Award

By Chemical Processing Staff

May 17, 2017

MilliporeSigma invites chemistry graduate students in their third year or beyond to enter research projects for a chance to compete for the $5,000 Alfred R. Bader Award for Student Innovation grand prize. The award has been given over the past 10 years to up-and-coming chemists in honor of Sigma-Aldrich cofounder Alfred R. Bader.

Four finalists will each receive $500 in cash or prizes and all-expense paid travel to the Bader Student Chemistry Symposium Sept. 7 at the company’s Innovation Center in Darmstadt, Germany. Following student presentations, one $5,000 grand prize will be announced. The deadline to enter is June 16.

The program focuses on:

  • The development of new reagents, catalysts, ligands, technologies, software, labware or instrumentation broadly applicable to synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Creative use of current reagents, catalysts and ligands in methodology or total synthesis projects.

Submission requirements include a research summary highlighting the applicant’s individual contribution to the project and the impact of the work on the chemistry or scientific community. Applicants must have completed three full years of graduate work and be in good academic standing. The competition is limited to the first 200 applicants worldwide. Applicants must be able to attend the Bader Student Chemistry Symposium Sept. 7 in Darmstadt, Germany and give a short presentation of their graduate research.

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