National ACS Awards and Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
ACS International RESEARCH experience for students
The ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) and ACS International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) programs are bilateral exchanges that allow talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country.
Students spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier chemical and materials science research projects under the guidance of faculty members and graduate student mentors to sharpen scientific skills, develop collaborations with scientists abroad, and experience the life and culture of a foreign country.
The American Chemical Society is pleased to announce an underrepresented minority (URM) student travel award to defray travel and/or registration costs to either the National ACS Spring meeting or the annual meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) in the fall. The goal of this travel award is to increase the number of URM students that gain access to doctoral programs in the chemical sciences.
The award is open to students who are undergraduate students interested in the chemical sciences and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Namely, the underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. The award is not intended for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars. There will be a maximum of 15 awards available for each ACS and NOBCCHE meetings. Each award will be for up to $2000 of eligible expenses based on the review materials.
ACS Scholars - Scholarships for underrepresented minorities
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.
acs bridge program - post-baccalaureate experience for underrepresented minorities
The ACS Bridge Program is open to prospective African American, Native American, and Hispanic students who meet the eligibility criteria, exhibit academic promise, plan to pursue a doctoral degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and can enhance the diversity of doctoral students in the chemical sciences.
Students enroll in a one- to two-year Bridge Experience in a post-baccalaureate program or translational- master's that provides research experience, advanced coursework, mentoring, and coaching to prepare a graduate school application.
The Bridge Experience aims to improve access to, and culture of, graduate education for all students, with emphasis on those underrepresented in doctoral programs in the chemical sciences.
Successful applicants will be supported through funding from the institution where they are accepted.