Student Grants Program Description
(updated February, 2017)
The Student Grants program encourages professional development and outreach activities, including grant-writing, among chemistry students enrolled at schools in the section. Undergraduate chemistry, chemical engineering and chemistry education majors from institutions represented in the section will have priority in funding. A total of $2,000 has been allotted to the program for this year. Grants for individual students will generally range from $200 to $300; larger awards may be considered for activities that will affect many students. Example activities that might be appropriate for support include, but are not limited to,
The program is administered by a standing Student Grants and Awards committee. The committee for 2017 includes Dr. Kevin Evans at Glenville State College, Mr. Brian Forinash at Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Mark Smith at National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Dr. Erica Harvey at Fairmont State University. Proposal closing date for receipt of this round of grants will be Monday, March 13, 2017. Email submissions (to Erica Harvey) are required. Attach the application as a Word file with the contact person’s name as the filename. Awards will be announced by March 21, 2017.
Application forms are emailed to a faculty representative from each undergraduate institution in the section. The Student Grants committee has the right to decide how much of the total to award during each portion of the competition. Evidence of cost-sharing by the awardee(s) or awardee's institution is looked upon favorably. Travel, registration fees, stipends or honoraria, and expendable supplies are appropriate budget items. Equipment is not normally supported. Projects should be completed within 6 months of the award letter; in no case should a project extend more than one year from receipt of award.
A final report must be emailed to Dr. Harvey upon completion of the project.
Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Student Grant Proposals
Student Grants Program
All parts of the application except the recommendation letter must be sent electronically, as a single Word file with the contact person’s name as the filename.
Email proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Data Section (include one copy for each student involved):
Expected date of graduation:
Which of the following courses have you completed? Include courses in which you are currently enrolled. Make an X beside all courses completed.
General Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Instrumental Analysis
Analytical Chemistry Biochemistry