Travel Grants for Participation in the 14th ICC

Trav­el Grants for Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 14th Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis Seoul, Korea, 13–18 July 2008
The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety, NACS, through the office of the For­eign Sec­re­tary (Pro­fes­sor Wm. Cur­tis Con­ner) will dis­perse fund­ing from the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion and the Depart­ment of Ener­gy to sup­port par­tic­i­pa­tion by US cat­alyt­ic sci­en­tist and engi­neers in the 14th Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis, 14th ICC, to be held in Seoul, Korea from 13–18 July 2008. We hope to sup­port the air trav­el by US car­ri­ers for at least two dozen par­tic­i­pants.

Appli­ca­tions will be cho­sen based on sev­er­al cri­te­ria:

  1. Young US fac­ul­ty and/or mem­bers of under­rep­re­sent­ed or minor­i­ty par­tic­i­pants active in catal­y­sis research.
  2. Cho­sen pre­sen­ters of oral or poster pre­sen­ta­tions at the 14th ICC.
  3. Par­tic­i­pants as ses­sion chairs or oth­er ICC or NACS pro­ceed­ings in Seoul.

Please apply to Wm. Cur­tis Con­ner (For­eign Sec­re­tary of NACS) before 15 May 2008 by email at, or by Fax to 413–545-0316 or by postal mail to:
Wm. Cur­tis Con­ner
For­eign Sec­re­tary of NACS
Dept. Chem. Engi­neer­ing
Univ. Mass­a­chu­setts
Amherst, MA 01003

Your one page appli­ca­tion should doc­u­ment your qual­i­fi­ca­tions as spec­i­fied in the cri­te­ria, 1–3, above and include:

  1. Your posi­tion, includ­ing years in present posi­tion and activ­i­ty in catal­y­sis research in the last four years (pub­li­ca­tions, grants and pre­sen­ta­tions in catal­y­sis).
  2. Your accept­ed par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 14th ICC: oral pre­sen­ta­tions and/or poster(s).
  3. Oth­er par­tic­i­pa­tion such as ses­sion chair.
  4. Any oth­er fac­tors the inde­pen­dent pan­el should con­sid­er.

The Inde­pen­dent pan­el will inform the appli­cants of their trav­el grants before 1 June 2008.

Again, young fac­ul­ty, par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents and under rep­re­sent­ed groups are encour­aged to apply and will be con­sid­ered pos­i­tive­ly! How­ev­er, these grants are restrict­ed pri­mar­i­ly to trav­el expens­es by US car­ri­er. Reg­is­tra­tion and hotel costs are not gen­er­al­ly to be cov­ered by these grants (oth­er spec­i­fied funds are required).