26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Student Awards

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ACS GCI Student Travel Awards

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® manages several awards that can be used to travel to the GC&E Conference.

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Travel Awards for Students and Postdocs

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable invites graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to present their research at the 26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) session, “Sustainability in Organic Chemistry.”

From abstracts submitted to this session, eight students will be selected to:

  • Give a 20-minute oral presentation
  • Receive up to $1000 each in travel reimbursement
  • Be invited to a pre-conference, full-day student workshop
  • Be invited to the exclusive ACS GCI Industrial Roundtable Poster Reception

Gain experience presenting your work, network with industry professionals and learn new approaches and innovations in the field. Submit your abstract now to be considered!

Abstract Deadline: February 14, 2022

Sustainability in Organic Chemistry

The development of new synthetic methodologies and strategies has been the cornerstone upon which sustainable industrial processes are built. The pure research advances arising from academia fuel the world’s industrial innovation, while also training the scientific leaders of tomorrow. This special session highlights the research of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across the broader, global organic chemistry community which has the potential to impact sustainable industrial chemistry.

Heh-Won Chang PhD Fellowship in Green Chemistry ($5,000 award)

The Heh-Won Chang Fellowship provides financial support to full-time graduate students conducting research in green chemistry. Students must present their research at the G&CE Conference. Funds may be used for any purpose, including conference travel, professional development and living expenses, while the recipient is in graduate school. All full-time graduate students across the globe who are currently conducting research in green chemistry and have at least one full year of study remaining in their graduate program are eligible. The application deadline closed on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Nina McClelland Memorial Award (up to $2,000)

The Nina McClelland Memorial Award is open to postdoctoral chemists who are engaged in green chemistry research. Two $2,000 awards will be provided each year and awardees must present their research during the Conference. The application deadline closed on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Joseph Breen Memorial Award (up to $2,000)

Reimburses travel expenses up to $2,000 for attendance in a green chemistry technical meeting, conference or training program. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and young professionals, both international and domestic, are eligible. The application closed on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Kenneth Hancock Memorial Award ($1,000 award plus $1,000 travel stipend)

Award for outstanding contributions to green chemistry research & education. The award is announced at GC&E and awardees should present at the conference. Travel and registration to GC&E is reimbursable up to $1,000. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of citizenship or country of study. The application deadline closed on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry (up to $2,000)

Reimburses travel expenses up to $2,000 for U.S. high school, undergraduate and graduate students to attend an American Chemical Society (ACS) technical meeting, conference or training program. The application deadline closed on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Hancock Award Poster Presenter

2016 Hancock Winner

Breen Award Poster Presenter

2016 Breen Winner

Hancock Award Poster Presenter

2019 Hancock Award Winner

Attendee Health & Safety

Safety is a core priority at the American Chemical Society. In order to promote the welfare of all conference attendees, all participants must:

  • Be fully vaccinated
  • Wear masks, except when presenting, eating or drinking
  • Follow all Conference safety policies

Please read the GC&E Health and Safety Guidelines.

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Key Dates

  • February 14, 2022: Call for Abstracts closes
  • March 15, 2022: Early Registration & Housing Open
  • April 30, 2022: Early Registration Closes
  • May 1, 2022: General Registration Opens
  • May 14, 2022: Housing Deadline
  • June 6-8, 2022: Conference
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