Monday, October 20, 2014

Another Fall Opportunity for recent Ph.Ds- Due November 1!

AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives, as well as those with disability status. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent Ph.D. graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also come from a range of settings, including academia, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government labs.
New application deadline: November 1, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Some Fall Opportunities for Grads and Postdocs

  1.  ACS Program-in-a-Box
    ACS Webinars announces its fifth “Program-in-a-Box,” an entire program and materials inside, you guessed it, a box!  This is a simple and cost-effective way to reach younger members, raise visibility of ACS to new students, provide a valuable local networking opportunity, and energize your local section/chapter volunteers.  ACS Webinars conducts the program and provides the material and in exchange for an end-to-end event, volunteers invite attendees, distribute provided materials and host the program. Join other groups of students and volunteers in a learning experience. Through the interactivity of the webinar format, comments are exchanged from around the world.  And this year’s fall event “Speaking Simply - Communicating Your Science,” will kick start students with new skills helping them prepare for presentations, networking, interviewing, and more. Register today to participate at
  2. National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship Program
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering their 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to provide support for graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines. 2,000 fellowship offers were made last year for this program, and application is open to all masters and doctoral degree students enrolled U.S. academic institutions who are involved in relevant research programs.
    Application Deadlines: occur between October 29 and November 3, 2014. Please check for the deadline for any award that is of interest to you.
  3. ACS Younger Chemist Committee (YCC) Leadership Development Award Each year, the YCC organizes a Leadership Development Workshop that is geared toward younger chemists and held in conjunction with the ACS Annual Leaders’ Conference as part of the ACS Leadership Development system. The Leadership Development Workshop is designed to help young chemists develop into highly skilled leaders in the Society and in their chosen profession. The award covers the registration fee, transportation, lodging, and meals associated with attending the Young Chemist Leadership Development Workshop. Applications for the award will be accepted between August 1 and November 1. All application material must be received by November 1 for consideration.
  4. ACS Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator: To recognize creative and impactful work by a young investigator in a forefront area of inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The award will be granted to an individual who has had less than ten years of experience since her or his terminal degree. The nominee must have demonstrated innovative research in inorganic chemistry (broadly defined), which may include interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary work. Special consideration will be given to the creativity and the actual or potential impact of the research. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. Deadline: November 1 (biennial review)