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Vol. 30 No. 6
November-December 2008

IUPAC Wire | News and information on IUPAC, its fellows, and members organizations
See also www.iupac.org/news

Inviting Young Chemists to the 42nd IUPAC Congress in Glasgow

To encourage young chemists to participate in the 42nd IUPAC Congress and 45th IUPAC General Assembly, the organizers have established two different Young Chemist Award programs, both offering travel assistance. The congress and GA will take place 2-7 August 2009 at the UK’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center. The theme of the Congress is “Chemistry Solutions.” The two award programs are as follows:

  • Program A is especially targeted at young scientists from developing and economically disadvantaged countries.
  • Program B is open to chemists from any country.

For each program, respectively, about 30 and 20 awards of between USD 750 and USD 1500 will be made available to successful candidates as a contribution to the cost of their travel to attend the Congress and to meet Congress registration fees.

Applications from candidates under age 40 are welcomed. Scientists from academia, government, or industry may submit applications directly to the address below. Successful applicants will be expected to submit an oral or poster presentation abstract to be presented at the Congress. Such abstracts will be subject to adjudication as will all other submissions for presentation at the meeting.

Applicants are asked to visit the IUPAC website to download the application form, and complete it with the following information:

  • confirmation of their current position/employment status and affiliation
  • whether they are applying for Program A or B
  • the title of their abstract submission to the IUPAC Congress
  • a list of their 5–10 top publications
  • an estimate of the applicant’s economy airfares to and from the Congress

In addition to the form, applicants will be asked to return a brief CV (2 pages maximum) and a letter of support from the appropriate department head, dean, or laboratory supervisor.

Applicants are not required to be a member or affiliate of IUPAC or the RSC to be eligible for a Young Chemist Award. Please note however that successful applicants will not be eligible to apply separately for an RSC bursary to attend the Congress.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 16 January 2009, which coincides with the IUPAC Congress call for abstracts deadline. Applications should be sent to:

RSC Conferences (IUPAC Young Chemist Award)
Thomas Graham House
Science Park, Milton Road
Cambridge, CB4 0WF UK

Alternatively, you can e-mail applications as attachments to RSC Conferences at <iupac2009@rsc.org> with “IUPAC Young Chemist Award application” in the subject line.

www.iupac.org/news/archives/2008/42ndCongress-yc.html


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