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.

In 2020, The Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing $400 towards travel for undergraduate researchers for both the Spring and Fall National meetings.

2020 Application Deadlines


Spring 2020 meeting (March 22-26 Philadelphia, PA)
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Fall 2020 meeting (August 16-20 San Francisco, CA)
Friday, June 5th, 2020


Please review this message from Steve Tajc with detailed eligibility, criteria and stipulations. There are new criteria in 2020.

Applicants should submit:

  • A resume
  • The abstract of the work that will be presented
  • A one-page narrative from the student describing how involvement in undergraduate research has shaped their academic and career goals.

Faculty Research Advisor should submit:

  • A one-page (maximum) letter of support. Be sure to include how your research advisee would benefit from receiving this travel grant in the letter of support.

Submit all application materials to Stephen Tajc.
Or, contact Stephen Tajc using the form below if you have any questions.