Friday, January 9, 2015

Junior Researcher Travel Grant Available

Industrial Oil Products (IOP) Division 2015 Junior Researcher Travel Grant

The program has been established to encourage junior-level researchers to become active in the IOP Division and the Society.

The funds allocated to the individuals are intended to partially pay travel and meeting registration expenses to attend the 106th AOCS Annual Meeting. It is anticipated that the funds may not cover the total expenses incurred, and this grant would supplement other travel funds.

  • maximum number of individual grants per year limited to two (2)
  • total of all grants disbursement for any given year may not exceed $1,500
    • individual grants limited to no more than $750
    • individual grant limits may vary based upon need, location, and funds available
  • the review committee will determine which expenses shall be reimbursed
  • junior researchers (less than five [5] years of employment) at any institution of higher learning or research laboratory
    • preference given to junior researchers who demonstrate an interest in becoming active in the IOP Division
  • full professors are not eligible
  • individual can only receive this grant one time
  • failure to receive a grant does not bar further consideration for subsequent years
The applicant should submit:
  • an application statement
    • limited to 300-1,000 word summary describing the significance of the individual’s accomplishments in research
    • should clearly demonstrate how the applicant’s research interests are consistent with activities of the IOP Division, and the applicant’s potential for future participation in IOP activities
  • a two-page curriculum vitae, including grant procurement, students supervised, published papers
Complete applications should be sent to committee chair Doug Root, The committee chair as well as the three members of the IOP Division Executive Steering Committee will serve as the grant review committee.

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