WCC Rising Star Award Application


The following examples are intended as a guideline for nominators.

Demonstrated excellence or leadership role in:


  • uncovering basic principles having impact beyond the nominee’s immediate field
  • may include potential to address pressing societal needs


  • developing or identifying innovations or key components with commercial potential
  • licensing or commercializing innovations
  • either developing or applying basic principles to product innovation


  • basic research similar to the academic sector
  • applied research similar to the industrial sector


  • track record in identifying, training, funding or otherwise fostering the development and translation of research to positively impact societal needs
  • creative application of chemistry to nontechnical fields, e.g., art conservation

Other: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • actively engaged in commercializing chemistry- intensive innovation: her own or licensed from others
  • identifying or licensing innovations with commercial potential, commercializing technology
  • any other chemistry-intensive activity
Where did you learn about this program? *
Is this a self-nomination? *


Employment Sector *
If Academia, your institution is which of the following?


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NOMINATION INFORMATION -- In PDF format please and NO embedded documents.


I certify that the information provided in this application is accurate and that I meet the criteria as stated in the award qualifications to the best of my knowledge. *

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