Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) Travel Grant
Grant at a Glance
To provide travel and conference funding for early-career chemists from developing countries to attend the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon).
Since 1995, the ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) has worked with Pittcon and the Wallace Coulter Foundation to facilitate participation at the conference by early career analytical chemists from developing countries. Funding from Pittcon and its sponsoring organizations subsidizes the travel costs of attendees and also provides complimentary conference registration and complimentary hotel rooms for the participants. Nominees represent industry, government, and academia.
The grant covers the following for all participants:
- Round trip economy class air travel up to $1,400 USD
- Five-night hotel accommodations during the conference
- Complimentary conference registration
- A $400.00 USD allowance for meals, local expenses, and airport transfers
- Travel medical insurance coverage
- Early career chemists that have already obtained a PhD.
- Citizen of the designated region of focus.
- Self-nominations are discouraged, nominees should work with a nominator to complete the application.
- ACS members are given preference as nominees, though ACS membership is not required.
- Nominees with an accepted abstract for Pittcon are given preference, though an accepted abstract is not required.
Citizens from the following countries are eligible for the 2024 ACS-Pittcon Travel Grant:
Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands.
November 15, 2023
How to Apply
- Visit https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=acs
- Create an account
- Select the 2024 ACS-Pittcon Travel Grant to complete the application
- The application requires the following additional documents:
- A copy of the nominee's biosketch/CV
- Letter of intent from the nominee that details how they intend to apply the knowledge gained at Pittcon
- Letter of reference from a supervisor, mentor, or colleague
- After the full application is submitted, the nominator will receive a confirmation email
Applications will only assess the merits of the nominee. The nominator is not considered in the judging process.
In mid-December, notification will be sent to all applicants letting them know whether or not they have been chosen to receive the ACS-Pittcon Travel Grant. ACS Global Engagement Staff will work with the chosen grant recipients to book their travel arrangements for Pittcon and provide an itinerary for the conference.
Program Background and Overview
Since 1995, the ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) has worked with Pittcon and its sponsoring organizers to facilitate participation at the conference by early career analytical chemists from developing countries. Funding from Pittcon and its sponsoring organizations subsidizes the travel costs of attendees and also provides complimentary conference registration and complimentary hotel rooms for the participants.
The IAC selects the region from which to invite participants. ACS Global Engagement contacts national chemical societies and other relevant scientific organizations and asks them to nominate scientists from their country to participate. Nominees represent industry, government and academia. ACS handles all logistics, including arrangements for publicity, solicitation of nominations and applications, and makes arrangements for local activities at Pittcon to connect participants to the ACS.
ACS has hosted scientists at Pittcon each year since 1995. The regions/countries invited from the last few years is listed here:
2023: Central Asia and the Caucasus Region
2022: PITCONN Cancelled
2021: Central Asia & the Caucasus
2020: Central & Southern Africa
2019: Middle East & North Africa
2018: India & Pakistan
2017: South America & Mexico
2016: Balkans and Baltic States (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia)
2015: Central America & the Caribbean
2014: Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)