In association with the ACS Committee on International Activities, ACS International Activities is the indispensable resource that advises and helps the American Chemical Society, the chemistry community, and individual chemists to advance globally.
ACS Global Chemistry is a monthly newsletter from the American Chemical Society Office of International Activities. The Committee on International Activities provides the ACS International Newsletter, Global Chemistry, to be the resource for ACS programs, products, and services for subscribers with international interests as well as events or opportunities in the global chemistry enterprise as a whole to promote the best chemistry and related sciences in the world.
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2019 has been designated as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by the United Nations. Read the prospectus here, and stay tuned for more information on events and activities from ACS and other partner organizations to celebrate this important piece of chemistry history.
Read the C&EN Article titled "Chemists' lives upended by ban" by Lisa Jarvis.
IAC Stopover Grants Available
The ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) Stopover Grant application is currently open. Stopover Grants allow ACS members to make "stopover" visits during planned international travel during 2017. Grants (up to US$500) are available through a peer-reviewed and competitive process to reimburse costs of local travel, accommodations, and incidentals for visits to work with existing and prospective scientific partners (and their students) for the purposes of conducting lectures, training, and building research collaborations. Application deadlines are rolling and funding is based on available budget. Click here to apply and then email IntlActs@acs.org.
To effectively contribute to the global chemistry community and to engage our international members, it is important for ACS to emphasize the importance of diversity and global inclusion. Ellene Contis, Chair of the ACS International Activities Committee, recently wrote a C&EN article about it. Read "Energizing global thinking as part of ACS’s diversity and inclusion efforts" here.
C&EN ARTICLE: ACS hosts international chapters conference in Asia
The Asia-Pacific International Chapters Conference was held in Jeju, South Korea on November 5-8, 2017. The event provided an opportunity for the ACS members in the region to not only showcase their research works but also network with chemists in the region.
IAC Report to Council
During the council meeting at the ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC in August 2017, Dr. Ellene Tratras Contis reported about the Committee on International Activities. Click through the link above to find the written report and powerpoint slides.
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