JEOL Prize Lectures


The RSC ESR Group Committee is pleased to announce the 25th Annual JEOL Prize Talk Competition, sponsored by JEOL. The JEOL award started at the RSC ESR Group Meeting at Lancaster University in 1997, and the organising committee is grateful to JEOL for their long-running sponsorship of the prize.

This competition is open to any doctoral student (typically in year 2 or beyond) and 1st year post-doctoral scientists. The 2021 lectures will be selected on the basis of the abstracts submitted, and will be judged on the basis of both scientific content and delivery. Following the success of the 2020 JEOL prize competition which was concluded online despite the cancellation of the physical meeting, the JEOL prize talk sessions of the 2021 Cardiff virtual meeting will again take place as live online lectures.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and wish to be considered for the 25th prize talk competition please include (JEOL) in the subject line when emailing your abstract to the conference email address The abstract deadline is 26th February 2021.

Please note previous prize winners and those who gave a prize talk at the preceding meeting are ineligible to apply.