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Picture Competition – A Year in the Lab: The Chemist's View
Submit your outstanding picture of something from the chemistry lab. The best 12 pictures will receive an award (total prizes worth EUR 3.000) and will have the privilege to appear in a calendar for 2014.
How to enter
The JungChemikerForum (JCF), ChemistryViews.org, and the Vereinigung für Chemie und Wirtschaft (VCW) invite you to submit a picture showing in a creative way the beautiful and fascinating things you find in a chemistry lab. Your picture, for example, might show an experimental setup from an unusual angel, vividly illustrate concepts, like basic chemical principles, or show the beauty of chemistry with outstanding pictures created with imaging technology.
The deadline for entries is Midnight on July 28, 2013.
The images must be your own work and you must own the rights to each picture.
They must be submitted as jpeg files with at least 300 dpi with 3 megapixels or a resolution of 2016 × 1512.
1. Prize: 125 Euro and books for up to 125 Euro from the blue&white or For Dummies brand
Prizes 2–12: 125 Euro and books for up to 79 Euro from the blue&white or For Dummies brand
Picture receiving most likes: Book prize: Molecules That Changed The World by K. C. Nicolaou and T. Montagnon
Call for Nominations: Thieme/International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Prize
The Thieme–IUPAC Prize is presented every two years on the occasion of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry – International Conference on Organic Synthesis (IUPAC–ICOS). The 2014 ICOS will be held in Budapest, Hungary, on June 29 - July 4.
The prize is awarded to a scientist under 40 years of age whose research has had a major impact in synthetic organic chemistry.
Prize € 5000
The prize will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit for independent research dealing with synthesis in the broadest context of organic chemistry, including organometallic chemistry, medicinal and biological chemistry, designed molecules, and materials. Candidates must be under 40 years of age as of January 1 of the year in which the prize is awarded.
Proposals must be accompanied by a biographical sketch of the nominee, a list of the candidate’s ten most significant publications, and a statement of how the candidate’s research has had a major impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry. The material will be confidentially forwarded to an independent selection committee.
Nomination materials should be submitted by December 13, 2013 to Dr. Marcus white via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Nominations: Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World
The Awards recognize the research excellence of women scientists working and living in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline for receiving nominations for the 2014 Awards is 15 September 2013.
"The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World" were launched in 2012 by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD to celebrate the achievements of women scientists in the early stages of their careers, with the aim of creating role models for other women to follow, a step that is critical for retaining top talent and building a stronger research culture in developing countries.
Nature of the Awards
Five Awards will be awarded annually, one each to a female scientist from one of the five regions of the world: Latin America and the Caribbean; the Arab region; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central and South Asia; and East and South-East Asia and the Pacific.
The five region-specific annual Awards will rotate between the life sciences, chemical sciences and physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. In 2014, the five Awards will be given in the chemical sciences.
The five winning scientists of the 2014 edition will be celebrated for their research excellence, and receive a cash prize of USD5,000 in addition to a year’s complimentary access to ScienceDirect and all-expenses-paid attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA, where the awards ceremony will take place. The winners will also be invited to attend international events pertaining to OWSD and TWAS.
Candidates must be female early-career scientists (within ten years of earning their PhD degree).
At nomination, candidates must have lived and worked for at least three years in one of the countries listed in the nomination form.
The selection process will be administered by OWSD and TWAS.
The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
Winners will be informed of their selection in November/December 2013.
Nominations are invited from OWSD members, TWAS members, national science academies, national research councils and senior academics (heads of departments, heads of universities) both in developing and developed countries.
Self-nominations, or nominations by selection committee members, are not accepted.
Nominations need to be made on the nomination form and be signed by the nominator; they must include the candidate's curriculum vitae and full list of publications; and be accompanied by three reference letters. Nominations must reach the OWSD Secretariat by 15 September 2013.
Deadline: 15 September 2013
Inquiries and completed nomination forms should be addressed to:
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240321
Fax: +39 040 2240689
Call for Applications: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Program
Deadline: September 11, 2013
Announcement: early November 2013
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support.
The Senior Scientist Mentor Program is open to all academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's degree or higher in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Faculty with emeritus status on or before October 2012, and who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences, may apply to the program. More than one application per department or institution is permitted.
Successful applicants are expected to be closely engaged in a mentoring relationship with undergraduate students. The evaluation will be based on both an assessment of the research proposed and the plans for undergraduate participation in the research. An applicant's history of mentoring undergraduates is favorably viewed. Current Senior Scientist Mentors.
The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides a $20,000 award over two years, intended mostly for undergraduate stipends. Modest research support is also allowed. Funds are normally expended over a period of three years after notification of an award. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Faculty salary and any expenses associated with graduate students are not permitted. Foundation approval is required for significant budgetary changes. If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval.
All application materials and letters of support must be received at the Foundation office by the deadline. Applications recommended for approval are presented to the Foundation's Board of Directors in time for award announcements by early November 2013.
Application package: The original application should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size, and assembled as:
1. The online application form
2. In no more than four pages total, applicants should describe:
a. the specific projects or project types in which the undergraduates will participate
b. ongoing research with undergraduates
c. how they will interact with and mentor the undergraduates
3. A CV (limited to five pages) including a list of up to 15 relevant publications in which contributions by undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified
4. A letter from an institutional representative highlighting the applicant's achievements with undergraduates and confirming that the institutional facilities required for the proposed research are available
Please generate all above materials as a single PDF document and e-mail it to: email@example.com.
Address all application materials to: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., 555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10022-3301.
Questions may be directed to the Foundation office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 212-753-1760.
Letter of support: A letter of support must be sent directly to the Foundation from a colleague, preferably from outside the institution, who is familiar with the applicant's research and teaching and who can speak to the applicant's experience in mentoring and advising undergraduates. The letter of support formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch letterhead, and use a 12-point font size. This letter should be sent via electronic mail as a PDF to email@example.com. However, the letter should not be received with the nomination package.
Please have the letter of support generated as a single PDF document and e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second payment of $10,000 will be sent upon request, after completion of the first year. The request should be accompanied or preceded by a financial report and a concise progress report from the award recipient.
A final report is due at the end of the second year. The final report should be concise, formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size, and contain the following sections:
1. Highlights of research accomplishments during the award period
2. Future plans for the undergraduate researcher(s)
3. Categorical financial report
4. An optional statement of newsworthy stories concerning the student(s) and/or the Mentor during the period of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Senior Scientist Mentor Award
Please generate the report as a single PDF document and e-mail it to: email@example.com.
1. Publications and presentations describing work supported by the award should acknowledge the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Senior Scientist Mentor Program.
2. The award recipient is designated a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Senior Scientist Mentor.
3. Procedural questions may be directed to the Foundation office by telephone at 212-753-1760 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
Deadline: August 14, 2013
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry.
The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry is open to all academic and other not-for-profit organizations in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America. Applications are accepted from principal investigators that have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. Note: award recipients must wait two years from the conclusion of an award before being eligible to reapply.
Research Areas of Interest
Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater. Also of interest are chemistry-related energy research (renewable sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green approaches to chemical synthesis and processing, with a clearly stated relation to the environment.
Applications come from the principal investigator. Recommendations for awards are based on several factors: assessment of the proposed research, the arrangements for the interdisciplinary educational broadening of the Fellow, and an assessment of the ability to both attract the best young Ph.D. candidates and subsequently place them in high level independent starting positions. Applications are reviewed by distinguished scientists in the environmental and chemical sciences. Current Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry awardees.
The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a $120,000 award, payable in two $60,000 installments. Funds are normally expended over a period of two years after the appointment of the Fellow. Charges associated with indirect costs or institution overhead are not allowed. Of the total annual award amount, the stipend support of the Fellow is no less than $48,000 (stipends may be supplemented from institutional or other sources). Fringe benefits of the Fellow taken from this award may not exceed $12,000.
All application materials must be received at the Foundation office by the deadline. Applications recommended for approval are presented to the Foundation's Board of Directors in time for award announcements by early November 2013.
Application package. The application should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size. Assemble it as:
2. A research proposal that would be judged as likely to advance environmental science in important ways (typically 2-4 pages)
3. A CV (limited to 5 pages) for each of the key professional personnel that includes ten or fewer relevant publications
4. A one-page description of the educational opportunities and institutional strengths in environmental science, and how the Fellow would be involved in them
The first-year award of $60,000 will be paid after the Foundation has been provided with the Fellow’s CV and anticipated start date. The second-year award of $60,000 will be paid upon request, after completion of the first year. The request should be accompanied or preceded by a financial report and a progress report from the project director that contains highlights of accomplishments under the award and the research plan for the coming year.
Reports should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size.
Please generate the reports as a single PDF document and e-mail it to: email@example.com.
Final reports are due when all funds are expended. The final technical report should detail the anticipated consequence of the research and provide information regarding the future professional plans of the Fellow. An optional statement may be included of newsworthy stories concerning the Mentor, the Fellow, or the consequences of the research funded during the period of the award.
1. Publications and presentations describing work supported by the award should acknowledge the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry.
2. The faculty mentor is designated a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor. The postdoctoral scientist is designated a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Fellow.
Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine 2013 Research Mini-Fellowship Program
SFRBM is pleased to announce the 2013 Research Mini-Fellowship Program which will provide additional research training opportunities for young investigators in the fields of free radical chemistry, redox biology and antioxidants that are not available at their home institution. The program allows young investigators to cultivate collaborative relationships with established scientists, develop novel techniques or methodologies and expand their career development and research opportunities. A total of four fellowships will be funded each year.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013 and September 15, 2013
Provide additional research training opportunities for young investigators in the field of free radical biology that are not available at their home institution.
Cultivate collaborative relationships between established scientists and development of novel techniques or methodologies at applicant’s home institution.
Promote career development and research opportunities for young investigators.
Applicant must be a current member of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
Applicant must be one (1) of the following:
Student, enrolled in a Ph.D. graduate school training program.
Clinical fellow/medical trainee.
Investigator within five (5) years of obtaining their Ph.D.
Junior faculty within two (2) years of their initial appointment as Assistant Professor.
Only one application per young investigator in each funding cycle (February-July and August through January) will be considered.
Application and Program Details
Applicants should submit a 3 page proposal that specifies:
a brief description of the applicant’s current research program and justification of use of technical expertise that is not available at the applicant’s institution.
description of the new methodology that will be used and its application to the applicant’s research project; as well as the research site where training will be obtained, and the mentor who will supervise research training.
whether this new methodology will be applied to other ongoing research activities at the applicant’s home institution, and whether resources are available at home institution to implement the desired new methodology.
The project should focus on training of a specific analytical technique or methodology that relates directly to free radical biology, and is not available or developed at the trainee’s institution, and should describe how this technology/methodology supports the applicant’s current research program and her/his future career objectives.
Examples include: specific analytical methods for analysis of biomarkers of oxidative stress, the use of EPR or radiolytic techniques for studying free radical reactions, molecular biology or cell culture techniques relevant to free radical research, in vivo techniques of oxygen tension or delivery, training in chemical synthesis of relevant molecules, etc.
The application should include CV that describes the applicant’s areas of expertise, a biographical sketch of the potential mentor, as well as support letters from the current mentor/supervision and from the research mentor at the host institution. The proposed mentor must be a member of SFRBM.
The duration of the project at the mentor's site should be up to 4 weeks, but may in some cases consist of multiple 1- or 2-week visits.
Grant Amount and Budget: The maximum individual grant amount to be awarded is $2,500. Awards can be used to cover travel expenses, accommodations and related costs near the host’s institution, and specific reagents/supplies. These awards are not intended to supplement other funding sources for ongoing research projects.
Complete applications should be submitted electronically to SFRBM at firstname.lastname@example.org as a single pdf document and should consist of: 1) a completed SFRBM Research Mini-Fellowship Application form (use template form); 2) a 3-page proposal description; 3) a detailed budget; 4) applicant’s CV; 5) a biographical sketch from the potential mentor; and 6) letters of support from both the current research mentor as well as the mentor at the host institution.
Proposal Review and Announcement
Proposals will be reviewed by the SFRBM Young Investigator Committee within one month of the application deadline. All applicants will be informed in May and November 2013 as to whether their proposal will be funded. Announcement of SFRBM Research Fellowship recipients will also be made at the Annual SFRBM Meeting (November).
Awards to be Funded in 2013
SFRBM intends to fund two (2) awards for each of the cycles described above (4 total).
Final evaluation and report
All Research Mini-Fellowship rotations must be completed within six months of receiving the award. The awardee should complete a brief evaluation form co-signed by the hosting mentor within 2 weeks of completion of the fellowship. Also, the awardee is requested to provide a 2-page summary (and potential publications or abstracts) describing the application of the new technique or methodology to her/his research program within 6 months after the completion of the program, and submit these materials to the SFRBM office.
If you have any questions, please contact SFRBM at (317) 205-9481 or via email at email@example.com.