International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) Challenge Grant

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In December 2017, the UN General Assembly during its 74th Plenary Meeting proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019). In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and its applications, the UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness of how chemistry promotes sustainable development and provides solutions to global challenges in energy, agriculture, health and other critical sectors.

The IYPT 2019 will bring together many different scientific societies and unions, educational and research institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners to promote and celebrate the significance of the Periodic Table of Elements and its applications to society during 2019.

The ACS Committee on International Activities is sponsoring the IYPT Challenge Grant program.  Grant applications are peer reviewed, competitive and designed to assist ACS Technical Divisions, Local Sections, International Chapters and Committees with planning and efforts to develop projects, events, and resources to contribute to the scientific success of IYPT. ACS Student Chapters are also welcome to apply to this grant. ChemClubs and Graduate Student Organizations may apply as long as they collaborate with an ACS entity.

Proposals will be strengthened by demonstrating collaboration and joint programming with IUPAC Technical Divisions and Standing Committees, national chemical / learned societies and other related partner organizations, local science museums, and Science and Technology centers.

Grants will be awarded for amounts between $1,000 and $2,000 USD.

For more information on ACS contributions to the celebration of IYPT, please email or visit the ACS IYPT webpage.