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.