Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

Undergraduate Travel Grants

The Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program provides funds each year to support travel for undergraduate students to attend a professional ACS conference at which they will present their research, as the presenting author, in a poster or oral presentation. Any full-time undergraduate student in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field at a college/university in the Rochester ACS Section is eligible for an Undergraduate Travel Grant.  Preference will be given to students who have not received the Rochester Section ACS Undergraduate Travel Grant in the past. Complete eligibility and application details can be found below. 

For 2018, The Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing $400 towards travel for undergraduate researchers.

The application deadline for 2018 is January 23rd, 2018.

 For further information, or to nominate an undergraduate student for a travel grant to an upcoming National ACS meeting, contact:

 Todd Pagano, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean 
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
Email: tepnts@rit.edu

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Eligibility and Application Process

About the Travel Grant:  The Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing funds this year of $400 towards travel and housing for undergraduate students to attend a professional ACS-sponsored conference at which they will present their research in a poster or oral presentation.

Eligibility:  Any full-time undergraduate student in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field at a college/university in the Rochester ACS Section is eligible. Applications can be made for a meeting that occurs within 12 months of the application deadline.  The student must be the presenting author at an ACS  conference ( two students who might be co-presenting a single poster/presentation together cannot both be funded).  Financial support will not be provided for travel to non-ACS supported conferences.  Preference will be given to students who have not received the Rochester Section ACS Undergraduate Travel Grant in the past.

Applications: Applicants should submit: 1) a resume, 2) the abstract of the work that will be presented 3) a one-page (maximum) letter of support from their Faculty Advisor, and 4) a one-page narrative from the student describing how involvement in undergraduate research has shaped their academic and career goals
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Applications are due by January 23rd, 2018 and all materials should be emailed to Dr. Todd Pagano (tepnts@rit.edu).

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) strength of their work as evidenced by the abstract and letter of support, 2) academic success & potential and involvement in extracurricular activities as evidenced in their resume and letter of support, and 3) strength of the written narrative.

Stipulations:
The presentation must be made by the awarded 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 will submit a short (i.e., one-page maximum) report on their meeting experience within one month after the meeting (this report will be posted on the Rochester Section ACS website). Student Travel Grant recipients must also present their paper at the Annual Rochester Section Undergraduate Research Symposium, typically held each April.  The check for travel reimbursements from the Travel Grant will only be sent after the recipient has satisfied the above requirements.


For further information, or to apply for an Undergraduate Travel Grant, please contact:

Todd Pagano, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean
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
Email:
tepnts@rit.edu

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