Awards for Graduate Students

from the Department of Chemistry

Abrams Fellowships are awarded to encourage and reward graduate students in the Ph.D. program based on their accomplishments in their first year of studies in the Department of Chemistry and their promise for future achievements. The Fellowship will effective at the beginning of his/her second year in the program. Each award will be in the amount of $2,000.

Nomination and Application: The student’s faculty mentor will nominate an eligible student to the Department’s Awards Committee. The top eligible students, as determined by the Awards Committee, will be invited to apply for the award by submitting their CV, their course grades for graduate courses taken at UTSA, their planned program of study and career aspirations, and have two letters of recommendation on their behalf.

Deadlines: Nominations are to be received by March 23 of 2019. Eligible students will be notified by April 1st, and completed applications will be due by April 26th.  Recipients of the award will be announced at the at the end of the Spring Semester.

The Walmsley Award will provide $1,000 award(s) to Ph.D. program graduate student(s) in the Department of Chemistry who have completed their Directed Research Proposal (DRP).  The intent is to recognize one or more students who have made extraordinary progress in their research as demonstrated by publications, presentations, and other accomplishments prior to their final year of research and thesis preparation.

Nomination and Application: The student’s faculty mentor will nominate an eligible student to the Department’s Awards Committee. The top three eligible students, as determined by the Awards Committee, will be invited to apply for the award by submitting their CV, their course grades for graduate courses taken at UTSA, and have two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.

Deadlines: Nominations are to be received by March 23 of 2019. Eligible students will be notified by April 1st, and completed applications will be due by April 26th.  Recipients of the award will be announced at the at the end of the Spring Semester.

Chemistry Awards for Student Travel to professional meetings are available to graduate students in the Ph.D. program to travel to a professional meeting of their choice. The intent of these awards is to enhance student understanding of professional opportunities and to increase the visibility of the Department of Chemistry.  Awards of up to $1,000 will be considered.

Application: Students in the Ph.D. program are eligible to apply after they have completed their Directed Research Proposal (DRP).  Application consists of the applicant’s CV, his or her description of the professional meeting and its importance to the student’s professional development, an estimate of anticipated cost, and a letter from the applicant’s faculty advisor concerning the suitability of the meeting for the applicant.

Deadlines: October 1 and February 1 for the 2019-2020 academic year and summer.  March 15, 2019 for the summer of 2019.

from the American Chemical Society

ACS Bridge Program aims to increase diversity in chemical science graduate education

The American Chemical Society Bridge Program (ACS-BP) assists talented underrepresented minority (URM) students get into and succeed in graduate school. Students who have not applied to graduate school or have applied but were unsuccessful, or would benefit from additional coursework or research experience, are eligible to apply. Students can submit their general graduate school application through the ACS-BP online application system. Applications will be circulated to selected chemical science departments that are committed to increasing diversity in their departments, at no cost to the students. Please refer any eligible students to www.acs.org/bridgeapplications are due March 15, 2019.

 

Travel Awards

American Chemical Society makes available travel awards for those attending scientific meetings to present the results of their research. Grants may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/other/travel.html

 

Graduate Student Travel Award

Purpose: Funding graduate students to travel to a National ACS meeting to present orally the results of their research.

Eligibility: Open to graduate research students in Divisions of Analytical, Inorganic, Medicinal, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, as well as the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division. See Divisional web sites.