Struchkov Prize Association


Struchkov Prize Association is a non-profit organization established to honor the memory of a prominent Russian scholar and crystallographer Yuri T. Struchkov. The Association aims to promote excellence in structural science and to recognize young talented individuals working in the fields of chemistry, crystallography, physics, materials, and related sciences. The Association conducts an annual scientific competition among young Russian scientists working in the described fields and organizes international conferences. The Association is supported by individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations.


The International Union of Crystallography announced a Call for Nominations for the First IUCr Struchkov Prize for small molecule crystallographers, which will be awarded at the International Congress of Crystallography in Melbourne in 2023.
We encourage the eligible candidates to participate and, whenever possible,  spread the word among  fellow crystallographers about the possibilities of self-nominations or nominations of their colleagues for the first International Struchkov Prize.
The deadline for nominations is approaching fast: September 30, 2022.
Please follow the links below for more information:
Call for nominations
Struchkov Prize announcement
Watch a video to get inspired to nominate a colleague (created by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre and the International Union of Crystallography)


The first meeting of the association took place in 2007 in Chicago. This meeting titled “Structural methods in chemistry, biology and medicine” attracted 24 participants from Canada, Russia, Switzerland, and USA.

The 2nd Struchkov Meeting  took place at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) in Moscow, Russian Federation in November 2018. More than 40 participants from England, Russia, USA converged for a four-day event.

Major change in the Struchkov Prize administration

We are happy to announce that starting with 2021, Struchkov Prize will be awarded by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) on a triannual basis. The award will be presented to three individuals (under 35-years of age) working in the area of small-molecules crystallography or closely related areas. There are no geographical or language restrictions for the applicants. The new international nature of the Struchkov Prize reflects Prof. Yu.T.Struchkov’s tireless work to establish scientific collaborations transcending national borders.

The international version of the Struchkov Prize was made possible by a generous initial member donations to the IUCr. The award will be funded by the interest accumulated on this investment and by future members’ donations. We hope that you will keep the tradition alive and continue contributing to the IUCr Struchkov Prize fund in the future. We also hope that you will promote Struchkov Prize by nominating your friends and colleagues eligible for the Prize or perhaps by suggesting to them to self-nominate themselves. The details about the new reincarnation of the Prize can be found on the Struchkov Prize page on the IUCr web site ( On the same page you will also find a button which allows to make contributions to the IUCr Struchkov Prize fund.

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Please, contact Alex Yanovsky ( if you have any questions.