NSF awards available for Kokes Student travel to Cancun

A grant to assist stu­dent atten­dance at the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety (NACS) Meet­ing in Can­cun, Mex­i­co has been award­ed by The Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion. The date of the meet­ing is from June 1–6th, 2003. The grant will be admin­is­tered by Tulane Uni­ver­si­ty, New Orleans, La. These funds are in addi­tion to those inde­pen­dent­ly pro­vid­ed by the NACS for this same pur­pose (Kokes Awards). Those who already sent their appli­ca­tion to the NAM orga­niz­ers in Can­cun should not have to send anoth­er one to Pro­fes­sor Gon­za­lez.

Suc­cess­ful awardees for this NSF mon­ey must meet the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria: (i) they should be grad­u­ate stu­dents in good stand­ing at an aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tion in the Unit­ed States, (ii) pref­er­ence will be giv­en to stu­dents with an accept­ed oral or poster paper and, (iii) stu­dents will be expect­ed to par­tic­i­pate in as many tech­ni­cal ses­sions as pos­si­ble.

Inter­est­ed can­di­dates for these awards should sub­mit an appli­ca­tion to Pro­fes­sor Richard D Gon­za­lez, Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, Tulane Uni­ver­si­ty, New Orleans, La 70118. Tulane Uni­ver­si­ty is an Affir­ma­tive Action Employ­er and is com­mit­ted to eth­nic diver­si­ty includ­ing minor­i­ty appli­cants. If award­ed, these grants may be used only for trans­porta­tion to and from Can­cun and for hotel occu­pan­cy. The dead­line date for receipt of any new NSF sup­port­ed appli­ca­tions is April 30, 2003; this dead­line is a lit­tle lat­er than the NAM Kokes Award dates for the same pur­pose, which was based on ear­li­er fund­ing by the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety. The award pan­els for both the NSF and NACS spon­sored Kokes awards will be work­ing togeth­er.

NOTE- the full tech­ni­cal pro­gram can be read on the Can­cun NAM web­site- click on any ses­sion num­ber in the table of week-long sym­posia.