Awards & Resources for Students

Graduate Fellowship Program

Purpose. To encourage basic research in the field of analytical chemistry, to promote the growth of analytical chemistry in academic institutions and industry, and to provide recognition of future leaders in the field of analytical chemistry.

Eligibility criteria. The applicant must be a full-time student working toward a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and must have completed the second year of graduate study by the time the fellowship period begins. The applicant’s research supervisor must be a member of the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry and only one nomination per research supervisor will be accepted.

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The deadline for applications for 2019 Fellowships is December 21, 2018.


Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

For Graduate Students

Undergraduate Award Program

Annual Division Award Nominating information is sent to each eligible institution in late winter annually (nomination form here). For more information contact the Chair of the Undergraduate Award Committee: Douglas J Beussman

I. M. Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for Undergraduate Students The I.M. Kolthoff Award is given annually to deserving undergraduates who have done undergraduate research in the field of analytical chemistry, broadly defined, in celebration of the life and accomplishments of the late Professor Izaak Maurits Kolthoff, viewed by many as the father of modern analytical chemistry. The deadline for submission of completed applications for the I.M. Kolthoff Award for consideration for the 2019 competition is January 3, 2019. Please direct all questions to Kim Frederick. The Kolthoff awards provide travel funding up to $750 for undergraduate students to present a poster on their undergraduate research this year at either PITTCON 2019 (March 19-21; Phildelphia, PA) or the Spring ACS National Meeting & Exposition (March 31-April 4; Orlando, FL). 4 awards will likely be made between the two meetings. At either meeting, students should plan to present their posters at the ACS Analytical Division Poster Session. Preference will be given to undergraduate chemistry majors with strong academic records who have made significant research contributions in the analytical sciences for whom this would be their first national meeting presentation and who have access to limited other support mechanisms. Directions:  A completed application consists of the completed application form (KolthoffApplication 2019), a copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at either PITTCON 2019 or the Spring 2019 ACS National Meeting, and a nomination letter, written by the student’s undergraduate research advisor. The nomination letter should be submitted directly by the student’s advisor via E-mail to Professor Kim Frederick. The subject line of the email should state “Letter of Recommendation on Behalf of [Student’s Name] for Kolthoff Award.” All applications and nomination letters must be submitted in electronic form to Professor Kim Frederick, Chair of the DAC Education Committee. The deadline for submission of completed applications for the I.M. Kolthoff Award for consideration for the 2019 competition will be January 3, 2019. Please direct all questions to Prof. Frederick. Kolthoff Application Form Here


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For High School Chemistry Students

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