Kroto Family Science Education Prize
Professor Sir Harold and Lady Kroto are both alumni of The University of Sheffield. Harry completed his BSc in Chemistry in 1961, PhD in 1964, and received an Honorary DSc in 1995. Margaret completed her BA in Economics in 1962. In 1996 Harry was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his co-discovery of the Fullerenes.
The Kroto family have endowed an annual prize at the University of Sheffield for "the researcher who has made the most worthwhile contribution in any particular year to science education of young people locally, nationally, or globally". Open to researchers from across The University of Sheffield, applications are particularly welcomed from researchers associated with the Kroto Research Institute.