The Society of Glass Technology is accepting applications for the 2018 Pilkington award.

The SGT-Alastair Pilkington Award is designed to encourage and recognise excellent work in glass research or innovation achieved by someone who, like Sir Alastair, has come relatively recently into the field of glass studies.

This Award is not restricted to hard science or engineering – it spans all dimensions of glass studies, creativity and research; glass art as well as glass science, conservation and museum studies as well as engineering, history and design as well as molecular dynamics.

Eligible applicants will be within seven years of joining the glass industry and the winning candidate will receive €1500 and support in attending the ESG Conference in Saint Malo, France, in 2018, where the award will be presented.

He or she will also receive a smaller replica of the iconic glass Pilkington sculpture, to commemorate the occasion.

Applications should include three named referees and up to three published, peer reviewed, papers. The applicant should normally be listed as the sole or first-named author on each paper, or be demonstrably the primary author. A statement clearly defining the applicant’s contribution to each work should also be provided.

Please e-mail to discuss your application.

Further information on the criteria of the award can be found at

The deadline for applications is 16th March 2018.