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SCC Announces a New DEIR Grant Program

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In addition to the two programs developed in 2020 (Campaign to Support the ACS Scholars Program and Great Connections), the Senior Chemists Committee (SCC) has allocated funding for new activities to advance ACS DEIR goals. The project must be led by a senior ACS member (i.e., over 50 years in age) and must be submitted by a technical division, international chapter, or any official ACS entity other than a local section. A limited number of proposals (up to $500) will be funded. Grants will be awarded following review by the SCC Awards Subcommittee. All applications must be submitted by Friday, October 29, 2021.
The proposal should address:
  • Impact of the project on diversity, equity, inclusion and/or respect;
  • Estimated potential magnitude of the impact on systemic racism;
  • Level of engagement by senior ACS members and/or other seniors; and
  • Current and potential support from partners, including the possibility of long-term continuation of the proposed activity
A report on the project must be submitted within 30 days of the event, or at the start of the activity. The proposed event or activity can be scheduled in 2021 or 2022. If you have any questions, please send them to  
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New Contributor III

As the new, incoming SCC Chair, I wish to render Happy New Year salutations to all Senior Chemists. May 2022 be the best year ever for everyone, and may we see COVID-19 and its variants decline to negligible levels. I also wish to acknowledge the previous Chair, Dr. Arlene Garrison, for her wisdom and guidance the last three years.

We are never too old to learn and share new ideas, knowledge, insight, and experiences. Therefore, I wish to encourage all Senior Chemists to post interesting and engaging questions and comments on this site. I will begin with what I hope to be a rhetorical question with expected humorous responses. “How many Senior Chemists does it take to screw in a light bulb?” One possible answer – “Zero. That’s a job for a graduate student”.