"Gold Medal in Chemistry" Award
The goal of the contest is to award a prize to young researchers for the best bachelor or engineering thesis in chemistry and combining chemistry with other disciplines: physics, material science, biology and medicine. The contest holders are the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the DuPont Company. Honorary Patronage was taken by the Polish Chemical Society, Committee of Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Prof. Dr Maciej Żylicz, President of the Foundation for Polish Science.
Dream Chemistry Award
Dream Chemistry Award is a unique contest in which a prize is awarded to a young scientist with a chemistry background for an idea of a scientific project in the field of chemistry or chemistry-related disciplines that she/he dreams to solve. The applications are assessed based on the originality of the proposal; the CV of the Candidate is considered as well.
The Dream Chemistry Award contest was established in 2013 by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IChF PAN) with the aim of supporting young talent in pursuing their scientific dreams. In 2017, the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague) stepped in as the principal organizer of the contest. The contest alternates between Prague and Warsaw since then.
The competition has met with a wide response in the world of science, among others thanks to an honorary committee of world-class scientists.