Call for essays: IOCD, in collaboration with the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), is launching an annual essay competition on the role of the chemical sciences in sustainability. Essays must not exceed 1500 words of main text. Entries will be grouped into seven regions for shortlisting and selection of winners, based on the entrant’s country of normal residence. Each regional winner will receive a prize of US$500 and their entries will be published in RSC Sustainability. The shortlisted essays will be collected in an annual compendium, Young Voices in the Chemical Sciences for Sustainability, published as a PDF online and available on IOCD’s website. Individual shortlisted entries will also be featured from time to time on IOCD’s website. The competition is open globally to entrants under 35 years of age on the submission deadline day of 31 March 2023. The aim is for selection of shortlisted candidates to be completed by mid-May and the seven regional finalists determined by mid-June.
The theme for the 2023 competition is: How can the chemical sciences lead the stewardship of the Earth’s element resources?
Submissions: Essays on the 2023 theme must be submitted, in English as a Word document, not later than midnight GMT on 31 March 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by a completed Entry Form, available below.
Opening for part-time Competition Manager: IOCD is seeking a part-time project manager for its new Global Essay Competition. The work will cover the areas of (1) management and administration of the project, involving liaison with IOCD Secretariat, the processing of competition entries, and communicating with the essay competitors and evaluators; (2) data management; and (3) other communications work, including liaison with the website manager and inputting to web pages. The appointee will be self-employed, working from home. Application should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than 15 January 2023.