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ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Award to a USA Individual for Encouraging Underrepresented
Students to Pursue Chemistry and Engineering Careers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Chemical Society (ACS) - The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/01/17

Description:

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Award to a USA individual representing any professional setting to recognize outstanding efforts to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in chemical sciences and engineering. In addition to a cash prize, the winner may designate an institution to receive a grant to further the objectives of this award.

The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments in the United States by individuals in stimulating students, especially those currently underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155138

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility.

ACS Eligibility:

Nominators:
-Nominators are not required to be members of the Society.
-A nomination can only have one nominator and the recommendation letter is written by this person.
-Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or an ACS Board member during their terms of service on the Board, may submit either one nomination or one support letter for each award. However, selection committee members may submit other nominations or support letters for awards in which they are not serving as a judge.

Nominees:
-Nominees are not required to be members of the Society. Unless the submission is for the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award or the Award for Volunteer Service to the ACS.
-The nominee’s accomplishments should be specific to the purpose of the award.
-In general, a recipient of a widely recognized scientific award is not eligible for an ACS national award unless the accomplishment cited as the basis for the nomination represents new or different work.
-An individual who has received an ACS National Award may be nominated for a different ACS award if (1) the nomination is for clearly different work from the previous award (the letter of recommendation for the award must address the differences between the work performed for the previous ACS award and that which is addressed in the current nomination) or (2) at least five years has elapsed since the previous ACS award was received. The “five-year” rule is waived for the preceptor(s) of the students who are eligible to receive the Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry.

The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations remain in the database for three award cycles. If the nominee is not named the recipient, the nominations will automatically rollover to the next award cycle. ACS does encourage nominators to access the nomination during the award cycle nomination open period July 1-November 1 of each year to update the nomination.

After the third award cycle, the nomination will expire.The year the award will be presented to the nominee is the award cycle year. For example, ACS will begin accepting nominations for the 2019 award cycle in July and the nomination deadline is November 1, 2017. The recipients of these awards will be presented the award in 2019.

Awards Timeline:
-July 1, 2017: 2019 Nomination Open Period
-August 2017: 2018 Winners Announced
-October 2017 - April 2018: 2019 Selection Committee Appointment Process
-November 1, 2017 : 2019 Nomination Period Closes
-January - June 2018: 2019 Selection Committee: Review Process
-March 2018: National Awards Ceremony

Nomination Procedures:
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/national/nominations.html

Nomination Guidelines:
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/national/nominations/acs-national-awards-nominations-guidelines.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a Nomination:
http://www.nominate.acs.org/

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-4800

P: 202-872-4575
F: 202-776-8008
awards@acs.org

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