Travel & Project Grants and Awards
The Committee on Corporation Associates provides funding for ACS Local Sections and International Chapters to promote industry-focused events at the local section and international chapter level. Events can range from job fairs with local chemical employers, résumé writing workshops, networking receptions, hosted panel discussions with industry leaders and other similar forums to benefit those local section and international chapter members employed in industry. For more information, visit the grant website.
Sponsored by the ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC), the Global Innovation Grants assists ACS Technical Divisions, Local Sections, International Chapters and Committees with travel, projects and events.
Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 USD are available annually (pending budget approval) to catalyze new international collaborations and partnerships dedicated to solutions to global challenges.
Applications for the Global Innovation Grant are closed.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit the GIG webpage.
The mission of Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) is to create community and knowledge transfer to stimulate global scientific innovation that meets societal imperatives. The program was originally started and implemented by ACS in collaboration with the U.K.-based Society of Chemical Industry. Now administered solely by the ACS, the Gii program fosters creative solutions to imperatives of global significance (e.g., clean water, food and health, etc.). For more information, visit the official Gii webpage.
Applications are now being accepted for the Gii program. Click here to access the Gii application form.
Deadline: July 31, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
The ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) Stopover Grant application is currently open. Stopover Grants allow early career and/or senior ACS members to make "stopover" visits during planned international travel during 2019.
To qualify for a stopover, your planned travel must include a side trip to another city. This city can be in the same country or outside the country where you plan to travel. Example: If you already plan on traveling to Boston for a conference, your stopover to meet researchers in New York during that trip would qualify for a Stopover Grant.
Planned stopover visits should focus on fostering science driven relationships with chemists and relevant practitioners abroad with a focus on exchange and collaboration.
Grants (up to $500 USD) 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.
ACS international student chapters are eligible to apply for a $2,500 USD grant to support travel expenses associated with attending ACS National Meetings. Funds may be used to assist with meeting registration, lodging, and/or transportation costs.
Application now closed.
For more information about this grant, please visit the International Student Chapter Grant page.
Partners for Prosperity & Progress Award (P3)
To encourage and recognize successful and exemplary partnerships, a Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award was established by ACS Past President Dr. Marinda Li Wu. The P3 Award is a competitive recognition of ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapters for their work in partnerships between and among industry, academia, government, small business, sister societies and/or other global organizations, including ACS Local Sections, ACS Technical Divisions, and other ACS international chapters, resulting in impactful outcomes in one or more of the following categories:
- Improving the public perception and appreciation for chemistry
- Promoting career advancement opportunities and/or supporting entrepreneurship in the chemistry enterprise
- Advancing advocacy efforts with government and other thought leaders
- Supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education and/or research
Nominations for the P3 award are due approximately six weeks prior to the August/September ACS National Meeting and should be sent to email@example.com.
PITTCON Travel Grant
Applications will be accepted from early career chemists from the Middle East and North Africa to win a travel award to attend Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from 17-21 March, 2019. Applicants do not need to be currently residing in their country of origin to be eligible; citizens of target countries who are serving as visiting scholars or in other capacities within the U.S. are especially encouraged to apply.
The application for the PITTCON 2019 Travel Award is now closed.
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