Two-Year College Faculty-Student Travel Grant

Grant at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Student
Category Travel


To support professional development of two-year college faculty and students at ACS Meetings.


ACS 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 ACS 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 an ACS Meeting. 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


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.

How to Apply

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

The following information must be provided with your application:

  • 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.

Contact Information

Send any questions, comments, or concerns to the ACS Undergraduate Progam Office:
(202) 872-6108

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