Travel Award for Attending 16th International Congress on Catalysis

The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety will pro­vide sup­ple­men­tal fund­ing for sup­port of atten­dance at the 16th Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis (16th ICC) to be held in Bei­jing, Chi­na, July 3–8, 2016. Fund­ing for this pro­gram has been pro­vid­ed by fed­er­al agen­cies (NSF, DOE) and indus­try (Exxon­Mo­bil, UOP). These funds will be used to pro­vide par­tial reim­burse­ment of trav­el, lodg­ing and reg­is­tra­tion expens­es for atten­dees with pri­or­i­ty giv­en to:

  1. Fac­ul­ty mem­bers in their first four years of appoint­ment to lad­der-rank posi­tions and cur­rent­ly active in catal­y­sis research at U.S. insti­tu­tions.
  2. Post­doc­tor­al and grad­u­ate stu­dent pre­sent­ing oral or poster con­tri­bu­tions at the 16th ICC.
  3. Invit­ed chairs of ses­sion at the 16th ICC meet­ing.
  4. Oth­er appli­cants, as funds per­mit.

Appli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted to Pro­fes­sor Jing­guang Chen (NACS Direc­tor-at-Large, and coor­di­na­tor of this grant pro­gram) no lat­er than May 15, 2016 in elec­tron­ic form ( This appli­ca­tion should be no longer than one page and include your qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the con­text of items 1–3 list­ed above.

This one-page appli­ca­tion should clear­ly state:

  1. Your posi­tion, includ­ing years in present posi­tion and activ­i­ty in catal­y­sis research since 2011 (num­bers of pub­li­ca­tions and patents in the catal­y­sis area). Please indi­cate if your aca­d­e­m­ic research group is cur­rent­ly fund­ed by DOE-BES or NSF
  2. Your accept­ed pre­sen­ta­tion in the 16th ICC (title, ses­sion, and oral or poster venue. Include accep­tance let­ter as a sec­ond page).
  3. Ses­sions that you are chair­ing (include invi­ta­tion to chair as a sec­ond page).
  4. Any oth­er data that the selec­tion pan­el should con­sid­er. The selec­tion com­mit­tee will be proac­tive in encour­ag­ing diver­si­ty in sup­port of atten­dees to the 16th ICC meet­ing.

The pan­el deci­sion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to all appli­cants no lat­er than May 25, 2016 via email. Orig­i­nal receipts will be required for reim­burse­ment and trav­el must be booked via U.S. car­ri­ers.