The Ulrich Award 2021 – Call for Nominations

Donald R. Ulrich Award recognizes outstanding contributions in sol-gel processes made by young researchers. The Award granted in remembrance of Prof. Dr. Donald R. Ulrich is given since 1991 during the International Sol-Gel Conference.

The awardee/s will receive a diploma and a 2-years ISGS membership, and have to  give award lecture at the International Sol-Gel Conference in Lyon. In addition, the awardee/s will be invited to publish a paper in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology on the content of the award lecture (after a reviewing process).

Eligible candidates

The candidate must be active in sol-gel research.  The time elapsed from his/her thesis defense must be less than 10 years to the date of application.

Call for nominations

The call for nominations will be posted on the ISGS website in September of the year previous to the ISGS Conference.

The deadline for nomination will be announced at the same time.

Any nominee not awarded an award can be proposed again.


Candidates must provide

  1. Online form (click here)
  2. Narrative description of the significant aspects of the nominee’s career (including his/her present and future involvement in sol-gel science and technology)
  3. CV (in which a date of thesis defense should be specified)
  4. List of publications
  5. Two Letters of Reference

Selection of candidates

A distinguished advisor committee lead by a delegated person will propose to the ISGS Board a selection of candidates on the basis of their contributions to the field and projection to the future. The last Life Achievement Awardee will be a member of the committee.

The ISGS Board will announce the name/s of awardee/s at latest 90 days before the International Sol-Gel Conference.

Call 2021

Deadline for application
March 31, 2021

Chair of Selection Committee
Prof. Sidney Ribeiro

Announcement of awardees
May 31, 2021

Please direct enquiries to Kiyofumi Katagiri (Corresponding ISGS board)

Past awardees