About the
Rudolf
Lukeš
Prize

The Rudolf Lukeš Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding collection of original work in the field published in prestigious international journals in the last 5 years.

The Experientia Foundation, in cooperation with the Czech Chemical Society, supports the prestigious Rudolf Lukeš Prize for outstanding chemists with a personal award in the amount of 100,000 CZK (approximately 4000 USD).

Applications for the Rudolf Lukeš Prize can be submitted by scientists of any age currently working at one of the Czech scientific institutions. Applicants must submit a collection of work completed over the past five years for consideration in the contest. Applications must be submitted in English as a pdf file sent electronically to the Society’s head office (chem.spol@csvts.cz). The deadline for applications is 31 March.

The Rudolf Lukeš Prize has been awarded annually over the past 9 years by the Czech Chemical Society’s Expert Group of Organic, Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The winning candidate is selected by an independent international committee. The final decision on the winner will be made by the Expert Group of Organic, Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the Czech Chemical Society based on the international committee’s proposal and approved by the Experientia Foundation by 30 June at the latest. 

Prizewinners to date include 

Dr. Pavel Jelínek (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Professor Michal Hocek (Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague)
Dr. Ivo Starý, (IOCB AS CR)
Professor Jana Roithová (Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague)
Professor Petr Štěpnička (Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague)
Filip Teplý, PhD (IOCB AS CR)
Professor Petr Klán (Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Brno)
Professor Martin Kotora,  (Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague)
Dr. Detlef Schröder (IOCB AS CR).