National Meeting Professional Development Travel Grants

Grants to support professional development of two-year college faculty and students at the national meetings

About the grant

ACS national meetings are a unique opportunity for both faculty and students to share their work, meet scientists from around the world, and develop valuable professional skills. The National Meeting Professional Development Travel Grants provide two-year college faculty with a tool for promoting the professional development of promising chemistry students who might not otherwise be able to participate.

Up to five $1,500 travel grants will be given to two-year colleges to support the participation of a faculty member and 1-2 students in the 255th ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Awards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have a promising chemistry student whom you feel would benefit from the professional development opportunities available at the ACS national meeting, this grant can help both of you.

Professional development activities

Grant recipients will participate in the following professional development activities:

Student activities
  • Present original research at the Undergraduate Poster Session (Abstracts must be submitted through MAPS prior to grant application)
  • Serve as a student volunteer for the undergraduate program
  • Write an assigned article on the national meeting for inChemistry
  • Attend assigned undergraduate program events
Faculty activities
  • Present chemistry or chemical education research in the appropriate technical division. Submit your abstract through MAPS
  • Meet with assigned presenters at the Undergraduate Poster Session

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Chemistry faculty must work at a two-year college that has not had an active ACS student chapter in the past five years.
  • Presenters must be ACS members or student members (as per ACS bylaws regarding presentations).
  • Grantees are required to participate in all activities described above.

Distribution of the award is contingent upon acceptance of the grantees' abstracts for the meeting. Students currently attending four-year institutions may use the grant to report on research conducted at a two-year college in 2017.

How to Apply

Deadline: November 13, 2017   

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Two-year college address and EIN
  • Contact information for faculty member to be covered by the grant
  • Contact information for the student(s) to be covered by the grant
  • Title and abstract ID for each abstract submitted to the meeting (this information can be obtained from your abstract confirmation email)

NOTE: Providing the abstract(s) in the application does not constitute submission for the meeting. You must submit the abstract(s) through MAPS.

Awards will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, contingent upon acceptance of the abstracts for the meeting. You may apply for the grant prior to learning whether your abstract has been accepted. Up to five $1,500 awards will be distributed by December 2017.

Student activities
  • Present original research at the Undergraduate Poster Session (Abstracts must be submitted through MAPS prior to grant application)
  • Serve as a student volunteer for the undergraduate program
  • Write an assigned article on the national meeting for inChemistry
  • Attend assigned undergraduate program events
Faculty activities
  • Present chemistry or chemical education research in the appropriate technical division. Submit your abstract through MAPS
  • Meet with assigned presenters at the Undergraduate Poster Session

Contact us

Direct any questions, comments, or concerns to the Undergraduate Progam Office: