The Organic Division encourages members to attend Regional ACS meetings. Visit ACS' regional meetings page to find information on times, locations, and registration for these important events.
ACS Regional Meetings Symposia Support
The Division will provide funding and programming support for organizing organic chemistry-related symposia at ACS Regional Meetings. Two types of symposia will be supported:
Cope Scholar Symposium. Organizers of Regional Meetings are offered the support of the Division to organize an organic chemistry-related symposium. One of the ten Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award recipients will be asked to serve as the keynote speaker (Cope Award Scholar to be selected by the Regional Meeting organizers). It is expected that the remaining speakers in the symposium will be chosen to complement the presentation and research focus of the keynote speaker, but this will be flexible, depending on the needs of the Regional Meeting. The organizers of the Regional Meeting will handle organization of the symposium, optionally with support from the Division. We hope that having the participation of a Cope Scholar will assist in recruiting other speakers, and will help draw attention and attendance to Regional Meetings. The Organic Division will pay up to $2000 (starting in 2013) in verifiable expenses (travel, housing, etc.) for the Cope Scholar symposium.
Organic Chemistry Related Symposium. Organizers of Regional Meetings are offered the support of the Division to organize an organic chemistry-related symposium. For consideration of support the organizers are asked to send to the Regional Meeting Coordinator the topic of the symposium and a list of proposed speakers. The Organic Division will pay up to $2000 (starting in 2013) in verifiable expenses (travel, housing, etc.) for the symposium. The Division will support up to two relevant sessions per meeting.
For support consideration for regional meetings please provide the Regional Meeting Coordinator with (a) the title of symposium and (b) a list of proposed speakers.
Requirements for all Symposia:
Symposia Proposals are generally required six months in advance of the meeting.
A diversity of speakers is encouraged, where a balance between men and women, minorities, and a combination of academic and industry are considered favorable attributes in an app lication.
The Division of Organic Chemistry does not accept symposia with names of living persons in the title members interested in submitting an honorary symposium proposal are strongly urged to focus the title and presentations on the chemistry rather than the individual.
Each symposium that is selected to receive funding is requested to acknowledge the Organic Division. A PowerPoint slide for this purpose will be provided.
For questions or more information about applying for Regional Meeting funding, please contact:
Franklin A. D
Regional Meeting Coordinator
Department of Chemistry