The National Institute of Chemistry awards a number of prizes and acknowledgements for successful scientific research. By exposing successful researchers, we take care of scientific excellence in the society and therefore promote research work.
In the occasion of 60th anniversary of the National Institute of Chemistry, Pregl awards have been founded. They are named after chemic of Slovene origin Friderik Pregl (1869-1930), who was born in Ljubljana and is the Nobel Prize winner for the year 1923. Grand Pregl Award of the National Institute of Chemistry for research work and Pregl Award of the National Institute of Chemistry for Exceptional Achievements are awarded to researchers, who implemented part of research, to which the award is referred, in the frame or in cooperation with Slovene academic and research institutions. The awards are presented for exceptional achievements in the field of basic and applied research that is comparable with world quality. Grand Pregl Award of the National Institute of Chemistry for research work is given to the individuals or a group of researchers, which substantially contributed to the exceptional achievement for which the award is presented. Almost every year, the Institute also awards some Pregl Awards of the National Institute of Chemistry for oustanding doctoral work for best research performed in the scope of doctorate degree in the field of chemistry or related disciplines.
The National Institute of Chemistry awards the title Meritorious Researcher of the National Institute of Chemistry as special recognition for outstanding research achievements and priceless contribution to the development and reputation of the Institute as well as Slovene’s science at home and in the world.