Now Accepting Applications: 2015 Student Travel Awards

The Chemical Society of Washington is pleased to announce a student travel award to defray travel and/or registration costs to the National ACS meeting in Boston this Fall.

The Boston meeting will be held August 16-20, 2015. The topic for the meeting is “Innovation from Discovery to Application.” Eligible expenses include meeting registration, travel expenses, airfare and lodging.

The award is open to students who are graduate and undergraduate students in the jurisdiction of the Chemical Society of Washington.  The award is not intended for post‐doctoral fellows. There will be a maximum of four awards available for the 2015 National meeting in Boston.  Each award will be for up to $500 of eligible expenses based on the review of the above materials.

Applicants should submit the following by June 1, 2015 at midnight to CSW (email: [email protected]):

  1. A cover letter stating how and why attending this ACS meeting will promote his/her career;
  2. The applicant’s CV;
  3. A letter of recommendation from the student’s mentor explaining why the student deserves the award and how this will help his/her professional development;
  4. An accepted abstract with proof of acceptance.

Post-Meeting Commitments:

After returning from the conference, awardees will be asked to submit articles to The Capital Chemist on their experience. Awardees may also be asked to present their posters, if applicable, at one of the upcoming CSW dinner meetings.

To hear from previous student travel award recipients on their experiences traveling to a national meeting, click here!

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