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Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
The program is designed to provide qualified, highly motivated college students majoring in the life or physical sciences, an opportunity to experience laboratory research. Each year, outstanding college sophomores and juniors are chosen from a large pool of applicants. SURF students are matched according to their stated field of interest with faculty, postdoctoral researchers or graduate students. These mentors volunteer to help design and supervise individualized summer projects for their students. The 18 students accepted into the SURF program will receive a stipend of $4,000.00 for the 10-week period of June 2 through August 8, 2014. Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.
Applicants to the SURF Program must submit:
The completed on-line application form.
A two-page summary statement describing the applicant's academic background, scientific interests, research experience (if any) and career goals. Applicants should discuss how they would benefit from the SURF Program.
An official transcript (sealed by the university registrar).
Two letters of recommendation preferably from professors or mentors who can evaluate the applicant based on performance in current or completed research projects. (These letters are critical for our selection process). Letters of recommendation should be submitted online. If letters of recommendation are not submitted online, they must be mailed in separate sealed envelopes, signed across the seal, to the address below.
Any documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Studies
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 177
New York, NY 10065-6399
Applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2014. Completed applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Final decisions will be made by mid-March 2014. It is imperative that applicants provide contact information for the first two weeks of March.
SURF applicants should state a preference for working in particular laboratories or areas of research; however, we cannot guarantee that specific preferences will be met. For a listing of faculty members and a brief description of their research, we encourage you to obtain further in-depth information by viewing the Rockefeller Web site at http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/. Please be advised that placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are neither expected nor encouraged to secure their own lab arrangements.
Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society with its mission to be leaders in attracting, retaining, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences. Established in 2011, the WCC Rising Star Award recognizes exceptional early to mid-career women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level. To be given annually, this award is also intended to help promote retention of women in science.
The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.
The Award includes the following:
• The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting.
The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
• A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
• Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.
The award is open to all female ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, non-profit or other employment sectors. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for this award.
The following are not eligible:
• those who are already widely acknowledged and recognized in their area of chemistry or chemical engineering and are at the pinnacle of their careers;
• ACS national award winners;
• those who have received a prior award under this program;
• members of the National Women Chemists Executive Committee
The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 30 (extended from June 15).
In the online nomination process, the nominator will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Nominee’s resume or C.V.
• Primary nominator letter in support of nomination. Letter should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Two secondary nominator letters in support of nomination are optional, but recommended. Letters should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Nominee’s areas of expertise; notable accomplishments; publications, presentations and/or patents; and, honors and awards
• Proposed citation for the award.
A hard copy application form may also be requested from ACS Diversity Programs:
• Email: email@example.com
• Fax: 202-776-8003
American Chemical Society
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
The Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship was established by Paul R. Jones, in memory of his wife, to provide scholarships for female undergraduate majors in chemistry or related disciplines who are beginning their junior or senior years of study. Priscilla Carney Jones wished to have this scholarship established because of the difficulties she faced as a female chemist early in her career.
The scholarship is a one-time award on the basis of both need and scholarship. The award amount is subject to available funding, but will be a minimum of $1,500. The award is sent directly to the recipient’s financial aid office and may be used for tuition, books, and lab fees. On-and-off campus housing, transportation, and other personal fees (e.g., sorority dues) may not be paid from this award.
To be considered a candidate, students must meet the following criteria:
• Rising junior or senior female undergraduate student
• Enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
• Major in chemistry or chemistry-related science
Students in pre-med programs who intend to go to medical school are not eligible for this scholarship.
• Completed research or plan to conduct research during undergraduate years
• Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
• US citizen or permanent resident
• Able to demonstrate evidence of financial need
The current application deadline is May 1. All application materials must be received by this deadline.
In the online application process, the applicant will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Applicant statement to describe why the applicant is a good candidate to receive the scholarship
• Community service statement to describe the applicant’s community service activities and related responsibilities
• Leadership statement to describe the key leadership roles that the applicant has fulfilled
• Research presentations/publications list
• Research summary to summarize the specific nature of research (or planned research) and the applicant’s role in it
• Future goals statement to summarize applicant’s future plans and goals
• Resume / C.V.
• Copy of the most recent award letter from the applicant’s institution outlining all costs of attendance and itemizing any financial awards, scholarships, or grants the applicant receives
• A reference form from the applicant’s academic/research advisor, which includes a letter of recommendation.
• In addition, estimated unmet need for the next academic year must be indicated on the application form. Unmet financial need is equal to the cost of tuition, academic fees, and books minus the estimated family contribution and any scholarships/grants.
Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences.
Award 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 travel to meetings within the United States. Grant funds are limited, but there are some funds designated for undergraduates.
In additional to financial support, the award provides networking opportunities for recipients who attend an ACS national meeting. The WCC hosts a poster session and reception for awardees at each national meeting. In addition, awardees are invited to the WCC Luncheon where they receive recognition. The luncheon also provides a valuable networking opportunity as awardees sit at the head tables along with ACS governance and WCC members. Lastly, awardees are invited to a private dinner with WCC members which is generously sponsored by the ACS Executive Director.
Applications should be limited to one per research group. Awards will be given with preference to the following order:
1. Any applicant who will be making her first presentation (regardless of format) at a national or major meeting.
2. Graduate or postdoctoral applicants who have not presented at a national or major meeting since completing their undergraduate degree.
Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Those who have received a prior award under this program are ineligible.
The WCC Attracting Subcommittee reviews applications and selects awardees.
The deadlines for receipt of applications are:
• February 15 for meetings between July 1st and December 31st
•September 15 for meeting between January 1st and June 30th
• A resume or C.V. (include permanent address).
• A copy of her abstract submission which should include her abstract title, author(s), and text. (The abstract submission confirmation will be required when funds are awarded)
• A letter detailing the reasons why she wants this award (both scientific and financial), and specifying whether she has made a previous presentation at a national or major meeting.
• A letter from her advisor confirming her participation in the meeting at which she will be making her presentation, commenting on her technical ability and potential, and listing any other travel support that would be available from the department or research grants.
Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship
March 15-16, 2014 San Antonio, Texas
Deadline : January 31st, 2014
This two-day conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists. The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for cross-fertilization among different disciplines and in so doing promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology. The meeting provides a stimulating environment for young scientists who are strongly encouraged to present their work and interact with senior scientists.
The Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship will be awarded to a new investigator who has completed but is not more than 4 years beyond completion of postdoctoral training and who has a full time position in academia and/or research. The award will be made based on a submitted abstract, personal statement indicating need and career goals, and publication record. Please submit a curriculum vitae and personal statement. The fellowship will provide full travel expenses (domestic travel only) to attend the BBC 2013 meeting.
Email questions to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference Student Travel Grants
Deadline: January 31st, 2014
Abstract submission is required to apply for a travel stipend. Stipends are available to defray the costs of lodging and travel for undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Awards will be based on financial need, evidence of dedication to addiction research, and the overall merits of the applicant and the submitted abstract. In addition to the abstract, please submit the following :
1) curriculum vitae
2) cover letter (not to exceed 1 page) indicating eligibility and interest in drug addiction research and how the meeting will advance the applicant's education/career in addition research
3) letter of support from a supervisor, mentor, or department chair providing evidence of financial need
Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Partington Prize
The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry has established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500). The competition is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in the history of alchemy or chemistry who, by the closing date of 31 December 2013, has not reached 35 years of age, or if older has been awarded a doctoral thesis in the history of science within the previous three years. Scholars from any country may enter the competition, but entries must be submitted in English and must not have been previously submitted to another journal. The prize-winning essay will be published in the Society’s journal, Ambix.
Entries should be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments. We prefer files to be Microsoft Word documents (Word 93–2013 or higher), although these may be accompanied by a PDF version if desired. Essays must be fully documented using the conventions used in the current issue of Ambix. Essays must not exceed 10,000 words in length, including references and footnotes. All entries must be submitted with a word count.
All entries should be sent to The Hon Secretary, Dr Anna Marie Roos, at email@example.com, with the words “Partington Prize” in the subject heading. Two documents should be submitted: the first, a separate title page giving the author’s name, institution, postal address, e-mail address and date of birth (and, if relevant, the date of the award of the Ph.D.). The second should be the essay. The author’s name and contact details must not appear on the pages of the essay as the identity of the author will not be made available to the judges. Essays (no more than one from each competitor) must be received no later than midnight GMT on 31 December 2013.
The decision of the judges appointed by the Council will be final. The Society reserves the right to divide the prize between two or more entries of equal merit, or not to award a prize should no essay be deemed of suitable standard. The name of the winner will be announced by 30 April 2014.
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).