The steering committee for the SNIC Joint Awards, after having considered a wide range of options and criteria, has defined the following executive rules and procedures for these inaugural awards:

    1. Frequency of the awards: all the above awards will be offered annually; however, successful recipients are selected on the basis of merits tied to demonstrated, high impact achievements. If, after extensive efforts through nominations and selections, the judging panel for a particular award still cannot find a suitable recipient, the particular award will be withdrawn for that year.

    2. Eligibility: for the inaugural cycle of the awards in each discipline, any professional individual with outstanding achievements from work largely conducted in Singapore are eligible. In subsequent cycles of the awards, besides the achievements of an individual, achievements that can be clearly identified as resulting from the collective efforts of a group of professionals may also be eligible. There is no restriction on the age, and association or affiliations of the candidates; however, when achievements of individuals are considered as being equal in excellence, the judging panels will give preference to members of SNIC.

    3. Nomination: any individual, group or organization based in Singapore can submit nominations for all the awards to the Joint Award Steering Committee for considerations. All nominations must be accompanied by the following supporting documents: a brief professional CV, documentation of achievements and contributions which could be in the forms of published papers, citations, patent filed or granted, commercial or application successes, or other relevant information. The Joint Awards Steering Committee can also actively seek nominations from individuals, groups, or organizations.

    4. Judging Panel: The steering committee will appoint a maximum of 3 to 5 judges for each award. The judging panel for each award should be widely represented from the sponsor, and the relevant industry, government research institutes and academia (universities, polytechnics, and/or junior colleges for the award in Chemistry Education). Appointment of judges should be based on merits. The judges should have the scientific competence to prescribe and deliver scientifically sound judgments on all the candidates through nominations and selection procedures. Ideally, judges should serve for 3 years, subject to eligibility for reappointment.

    5. Recipients: the successful candidate selected as recipient for each award will receive the award at the annual AGM of SNIC; each recipient is invited to give a technical lecture of his/her own choice.