Washington, DC, January 4, 2018 Just a quick reminder, applications for the ACS Publications Travel Grant to attend ACS National Meeting are due next Friday, January 12.

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, to be held in New Orleans March 18-22, 2018.

ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended in the last five years, to apply for this travel grant. This is an opportunity to network with the community of librarians, researchers, exhibitors, and ACS staff at this national conference. Full-time library school students are also encouraged to apply to network and learn more about this excited field of academic librarianship. As an additional benefit of the 2018 travel grant, recipients will also receive one free year of ACS membership.

Program Details

Recipients will receive up to $2,500 for travel expenses, as well as full registration to the conference and a one-year ACS membership.
Two recipients will be selected per meeting.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a full-time librarian or full-time library school student at an ALA-accredited institution.
Applicants must have never attended an ACS National Meeting, or have not attended in the last five years, and be able to attend the entire conference.

Awardee Requirements

Attend the ACS Division of Chemical Information Welcoming Reception and ACS Division of Chemical Information Luncheon
Meet with ACS Publications staff during the meeting
Serve on the Award Committee for the next travel grant selection process
Write an article for ACS Axial after the meeting describing their first-time ACS National Meting experience, as well as their advice to future attendees, and takeaways from the meeting.
An institutional subscription to ACS Publications is NOT required

Award Committee Members
Grant winners will be chosen by previous travel grant recipients, CINF Executive Committee members, and ACS Publications staff

To apply for the travel grant, please submit the following in a single PDF:
CV/Resume required; references are optional
A short essay (no more than 750 words) on how attending the ACS National Meeting will benefit your education/career, and what you hope to get out of attending the conference.

Send materials to Michael Qiu, [email protected], by Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5 PM Eastern Time. Applicants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. Award recipients will be contacted no later than Monday, January 22.


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