Undergraduate Travel Grants

The Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program provides funds each year to support travel for undergraduate students to attend a professional ACS conference at which they will present their research.

Any full-time undergraduate student in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field at a college/university in the Rochester ACS Section is eligible for an Undergraduate Travel Grant. Preference will be given to students who have not received the Rochester Section ACS Undergraduate Travel Grant in the past.

Announcing special details for 2021:
Due to COVID-19, the Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program has been modified for 2021.

This year, because the Spring National Meeting is being held virtually, the Local Section is offering grants to undergraduate students attending ACS sponsored conferences in the amount of the conference registration fee. If the fall 2021 meeting is held in person, the Local Section will continue offering $400 travel grants as usual.

Registration for the ACS National Meeting being held virtually from April 5-16, 2021 will open by mid-January and remain open through the end of the meeting. All attendees and presenters will be required to register. Registration fees have been set at $29 for students. Abstracts are due by Jan 19th

2021 Grant Application Deadlines

Spring 2021: Macromolecular Chemistry Virtual Meeting (April 5-16)
Monday, March 1, 2021

Fall 2021: Resilience of Chemistry (August 22-26 Atlanta, GA)
Friday, June 5th, 2021

Applicants should submit an online application using the linked Google Form

First submit your abstract by Jan 19th and then complete the google form application form by March 1, 2021.

The only criteria are that you are presenting your research, are in good academic standing at an institution in the Rochester Local Section and that your research advisor supports your participation.