Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

About Undergraduate travel Grants

Undergraduate Travel Grants

The Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing funds this year of $400 towards travel and housing for up to 15 undergraduate students to attend a professional ACS meeting at which they will present their research in a poster or oral presentation. Any full-time chemistry or chemical engineering undergraduate currently attending a college or university in the Rochester ACS Section is eligible for a travel grant.

Eligibility: Any full-time chemistry or chemical engineering undergraduate student at a college/university in the Rochester section. Applications can be made for a meeting that occurs within 12 months of the application deadline.

Applications: Applicants should submit: 1) a resume, 2) a completed ACS abstract form, and 3) a letter of support from their Faculty Advisor. Applications are due by the February 1, 2013 for this year.

Review: Submissions will be reviewed once a year. Judging will be done by a committee of members of the local section, with an alternate named in case of a conflict-of-interest between an applicant and a reviewer.

Criteria: Applicants will be judged on 1) the strength of their work as evidenced by the abstract and letter of support, 2) their involvement with the ACS (preference will be given to Student Affiliate members), and 3) their overall strengths as evidenced by their resume.

Stipulations: The presentation must be made by the nominated undergraduate student, not the faculty advisor or other co-author, and the Rochester Section of the ACS must be acknowledged for financial support of the presentation. Students receiving the award must submit a copy of the notification of acceptance of the paper, along with a short (i.e., 1 page maximum) report on their meeting experience within 2 weeks after the meeting. Student Travel grant recipients must also present their paper at the Annual Rochester Section Undergraduate Research Symposium, typically held each April.

For further information, or to apply for an undergraduate student for a travel grant, please contact:

Todd Pagano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Dr
LBJ Building, Office #1285
Rochester, NY 14623
Tel.: (585) 475-4539

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