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Travel Awards

Travel Awards Offered:

General Requirements

  • Applicants are required to present a paper or poster in the Organic Division.
  • Applicants must be members or affiliates of the Organic Division.
  • As a special networking opportunity, awardees are encouraged to spend 2-3 hours during the ACS meeting in service to the division, either at the DOC outreach table or on a panel discussion of younger members.
  • Complete the Online Submission Form, including the required supporting materials.
  • Application deadlines for National Meetings will typically be November 15th for the Spring meeting and May 1st for the Fall Meeting.
  • Only one applicant per Institution per Award.

Travel application process for Graduate Students:

The Division of Organic Chemistry makes travel awards of $600 each to aid graduate students in presenting papers or posters at ACS Meetings. Scientific merit of the paper to be presented will be considered. Each university department can have only one award recipient. To Apply for the Graduate Student Travel Award, submit these supporting documents as a single PDF file via the online Submission Form (See link below under Submittal Process):

  • A copy of the MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  • A letter of support from the applicant's research advisor.
  • A memo from the department chair stating that you are the applicant representing that institution.
  • A copy of the applicant's resume.

Travel application process for Undergraduate Students:

The Division of Organic Chemistry makes travel awards of $600 each to aid undergraduate students in presenting papers or posters at ACS Meetings. Scientific merit of the paper to be presented will be considered. Each university department can have only one award recipient. To apply for the Undergraduate Student Travel Award, submit these supporting documents as a single PDF file via the online Submission Form (See link below under Submittal Process):

  • A copy of the MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  • A letter of support from the applicant's research advisor.
  • A memo from the department chair stating that you are the applicant representing that institution.
  • A copy of the applicant's resume.

Travel application process for Faculty at Undergraduate Institutions:

The Division of Organic Chemistry makes travel awards of $600 each to aid faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions for travel to National ACS Meetings. Scientific merit of the paper to be presented will be considered. Each university department can have only one award recipient per meeting. Faculty applicants are eligible to receive a travel award once every three years. To apply for the Faculty Travel Award, submit these supporting documents as a single PDF file via the online Submission Form (See link below under Submittal Process):

  • A copy of the MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  • A memo from the department chair stating that you are the applicant representing that institution.
  • A copy of the applicant's resume.

Submittal Process (updated 3/5/2012):

You will need to submit your application as a single PDF file. Please name the file using the following format: Yourlastname_Yourfirstname_DOC_Travel_Award.pdf.
For example: Smith_John_DOC_Travel_Award.pdf.

Your PDF file should have the following parts in the following order:

  1. The MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  2. A letter of support from the applicant's research advisor (if required).
  3. The memo from the department chair.
  4. Your resume.

No other documentation is required or allowed.
Applicants must submit their own online application: no third party submissions (they will be rejected without review).
The applicant must be a Member of the Division of Organic Chemistry to access the online form

Submit your application using the Online Submission Form.

You will be notified by email that your application was received. Please allow 10 weeks after the deadline for review (they will typically be announced around January 25th or July 10th). All applicants will be notified of the final committee decision regarding their application.

For questions regarding application requirements, please contact
Cynthia Maryanoff: cmaryanoff@gmail.com.

For questions or problems during the online submission, please use the Contact Us Form.