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What's the Ryoji Noyori Prize?

 
     
  Name:  
  Ryoji Noyori Prize sponsored by Takasago International Corporation (Administered by the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan )  
     
  Purpose:  
  To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to research in asymmetric synthetic chemistry defined in its broadest sense.  
     
  Nature:  
  The Prize consists of a certificate, an ornament, and $10,000. The recipient shall deliver a prize lecture at the annual general meeting of the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (SSOCJ) at which time the prize will be presented. The travel expenses to the Meeting will be paid.  
     
  Establishment and Support:  
  The prize was established by SSOCJ in 2002 to commemorate Ryoji Noyori’s winning distinction of the 101st Nobel Prize in Chemistry as well as the 60th anniversary of SSOCJ and is sponsored by Takasago International Corporation.  
     
  Rules of Eligibility:  
  The Prize shall be granted to an individual without regard to age or nationality for the outstanding achievement in the field of asymmetric synthetic chemistry defined in its broadest sense.  
     
  Nominations:  
  Any individual may submit only one nomination form in any given year. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the SSOCJ Web site at
http://www.ssocj.jp/.  The documents are retained on file for three prize-years.
 
     
  Selection :  
  An international prize committee selects the recipient. The Committee consists of seven appointed members [four from Japan, including an academic vice president of SSOCJ (chairperson) and three from abroad]. These appointments are made by the President of SSOCJ.  
     
   

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