Bookmark and Share

Eleventh Ewald Prize Call for Nominations

[Ewald medal]

The IUCr is pleased to invite nominations for the Ewald Prize for outstanding contributions to the science of crystallography. The Prize is named after Paul P. Ewald, in recognition of his significant contributions to the foundations of crystallography and to the founding of the International Union of Crystallography. Prof. Ewald was the President of the Provisional International Crystallographic Committee from 1946 to 1948, the first Editor of the IUCr publication Acta Crystallographica from 1948 to 1959, and the President of the IUCr from 1960 to 1963.

The prize, consisting of a medal, a certificate and a financial award, is presented once every three years during the triennial International Congresses of Crystallography. The next prize will be presented at the Hyberabad Congress in August 2017.

Scientists who have made contributions of exceptional distinction to the science of crystallography are eligible for the Ewald Prize, irrespective of nationality, age or experience. The Selection Committee will give careful attention to the nominations of outstanding scientists who have not yet won a Nobel Prize. Either an exceptionally distinguished scientific career or a major scientific accomplishment may be recognised. Current members of the Selection Committee and the President of the IUCr are not eligible. No restrictions are placed on the time or the means of publication of the nominee's contributions. The Prize may be shared by more than one contributor, but not more than three, for the same scientific achievement.

Nominations for the Ewald Prize should be submitted electronically using the Ewald Prize Nomination Form to the Executive Secretary of the IUCr ( The closing date for nominations is August 31 2016.

Further information and the Nomination form can be found at