Purpose

The PMSE Graduate Student Travel Award is given to provide partial travel support to women and/or under-represented (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) graduate students to attend and present their research at ACS national meetings.

Nature

Four awards will be made yearly, two for each of the National ACS Meetings. Each awardee will receive a $500 award to be applied to costs of her/his travel to the meeting.  Awardees will be acknowledged at the PMSE/POLY Awards Ceremony at the National ACS Meeting.

History

Travel grants are funded through generous donations which sustain the program awards.

Eligibility

Female and/or under-represented (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) graduate students performing research in fields related to polymer science and engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible.  Nominees should be full-time graduate students at the time of application with a submission of an abstract (as presenter) to a PMSE symposium at a National ACS Meeting.

Nominations

Eligible students are required to submit an online application [Boston 2018 – Link to new window] by the designated deadline. Applications will be reviewed by the PMSE Graduate Student Travel Award committee.  For the Fall 2018 ACS meeting in Boston, the deadline is July 27 and applicants will be notified around July 31.

For ACS Spring meetings, the deadline for submission is January 31 with the awardees being notified on or about February 15.  For ACS Fall meetings, the average deadline for submission is June 30; with the awardees being notified on or about  July 15.  Dates vary based on the timing for the conference.

Past Winners

2017
Symone Cook-Alexander (Case)
Jennifer Imbrogno (University of Texas)