ACS ENVR Graduate Student Awards in
This award recognizes graduate students who are working in
areas related to environmental chemistry. The award is based
on a student’s transcripts and record of research productivity,
a brief discussion of future goals, and a letter of recommendation from the faculty adviser. Up to 20 awards are given each
Benefits: Cash award, membership in the Environmental Division for one year, publicity in EnvirofACS and Environmental Science and Technology
Application due: November 20
Sloan Research Fellowships
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded
annually to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished
performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their fields.
Stipend: $70,000 over a two-year fellowship
When: 2019, beginning September 15
Application Due: September 17
Graduate Student Award in Computational
Sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), this graduate student award is to encourage
graduate work in computational chemistry, recognize research
accomplishments, and stimulate interest in the Subdivision of
Theoretical Chemistry and the Division of Physical Chemistry
(PHYS) of the ACS.
Benefits: Two awards will be made annually. The first is for up
to 60,000 service units on NCSA’s Teragrid resources and the
second is for up to 30,000 service units.
Application due: October 1 (annual review)
ACS CELL Graduate Student Award
Every year the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division
of the American Chemical Society, in collaboration with the
Eastman Chemical Company, recognizes graduate student
achievement in cellulose and renewable materials research.
Funding for the award is provided through a significant
contribution from Eastman Chemical Company, with additional support from the Division and the following individual
contributors: Dr. Helena L. Chum, Dr. Wolfgang G. Glasser,
Dr. Stephen S. Kelly, and other anonymous supporters. All
graduate students who are members of the division, enrolled
in school during the spring semester prior to the application
deadline, and pursuing research on the chemical nature of
cellulose, paper, textiles, and other renewable materials are
Benefits: First place winner, $1,500, up to $500 for travel
expenses, and a plaque honoring the recipient’s accomplishment. Second place winner, $750, up to $500 for travel expenses, and a certificate honoring the recipient’s accomplishment. Both recipients will be invited to attend the following
Spring ACS National Meeting and deliver an oral presentation
on their award-winning work.
Application due: July 1
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes
and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-support-ed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral
degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.
Benefits: Three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a
$12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees (paid
to the institution), opportunities for international research
and professional development, and the freedom to conduct
recipients’ own research at any accredited U.S. institution of
graduate education they choose
Application due: Depends on specific discipline. Please see
Web site at: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/important_
dates for more details.
ACS ORGN: Graduate Student Awards for Travel
to ACS National Meetings
Travel Awards aid graduate students who are presenting papers or posters at ACS National Meetings. The scientific merit
of the paper to be presented will be considered. Only one
graduate student per university department may receive an
Award amount: $600
Where: ACS National Meetings
Application due: (typically) Spring Meeting, November 15.
Fall Meeting, May 1.