Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award

APPLICATION | PREVIOUS WINNERS

The ACS Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and the CIBA Foundation are proud to introduce the CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award. The program provides funding for young and early-career chemists to travel to and participate in an ACS national or regional meeting. Through this program, the YCC and the CIBA Foundation continue to support development of younger chemists in the chemical sciences. The award is intended for young scientists (under 35) who have post-doctoral appointments OR are within the first seven (7) years of their professional career. CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Awards are awarded twice each year but the number of awards granted yearly will vary subject to available funding. Each award will equal $1000.

 

  • Award: Awards are issued twice a year. Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations and are restricted to traveling to ACS national or regional meetings. Each travel award will equal $1000.00. The award will be conferred upon confirmation of the registered abstract.  You may apply up to one year in advance to your intended ACS meeting.
  •  Eligibility:
    • US citizens or permanent residents

    • Under the age of 35 years of age at the time of application

    • Are not a Member or Associate Member on any National ACS committee

    • Current post-doc OR within the first seven (7) years of a professional career

    • Current ACS member

    • Have not received a prior award under this program.

  • Application Deadline: The application deadline for meetings occurring between January 1 and June 30 is November 15.  The application deadline for meetings occurring between July 1 and December 31 is May 15.  Late applications will not be considered.  Travel awards cannot be used for meetings already attended.

    All application material must be received by the application close date for consideration.

  • Application Material:

    • Completed CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award application

    • A short biography for publication on the YCC website (100 words or less).

    • Your current curriculum vita or resume including your permanent address (PDF or DOC).

  • Selection Preference: Awards will be given with preference to the following:

    • Applicants making their first presentation at an ACS national or regional ACS meeting;

    • Applicants who have not presented at an ACS national, regional or other major scientific meeting since degree completion. For example:

      • Postdoctoral applicants who have not presented at a national or regional ACS meeting since completing their graduate degree;

      • Early career professionals (within 7 years of degree completion, regardless of degree) who have not presented at a national or regional ACS meeting since completing their degree.

    • Applicants currently under the age of 35 OR within 7 years of degree completion regardless of the number of prior presentation at ACS national or regional meetings.

 

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