ACS Organic Division Graduate Fellowships

The Division of Organic Chemistry plans to award the 2010-2011 academic year fellowships for Ph.D. students to be held during their third or fourth year of study. Sponsors of the fellowships awarded for the current academic year are: Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, the Genentech Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Organic Reactions, Inc., Organic Syntheses, Inc., Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, and Schering-Plough Research Institute.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: (1) be starting their 3rd or 4th year of Ph. D. studies in Fall 2010, (2) be US citizens or green card holders, and (3) be members of the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.

Applications will consist of:
  1. An application form (MS Word) completed by the applicant with details about the applicant's background and training.
  2. A short essay on a research area of the candidate's choice and prepared by the candidate. Directions for preparing the essays can be found here.
  3. Three letters of recommendation (the Ph. D. advisor's and two others). Letters of reference should comment on the academic record, productivity, and career potential of the applicant.
Submittal process: The student candidate should complete this application form and write the short essay. The candidate's Ph.D. thesis advisor should then submit 1) this application form, 2) the short essay, and 3) their letter of recommendation each as a separate pdf file (pdf file names should include the applicant’s last name as part of the file name) using the Online Submission Form. Please note that the submitter needs to be a Member of the Division of Organic Chemistry to access the Online Submission Form.
The other two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the other recommenders to sebrown@emory.edu. Please use the title "DOC graduate fellowship –nominee’s name" for all e-mail correspondence related to the nomination.

Evidence of research accomplishment will be an important factor in the selection of the fellowship holders.
All application materials must be received by May 28, 2010. Announcement of the awards will be made in August 2010.
For questions, contact Professor Melanie Sanford (mssanfor@umich.edu; Tel: 734-615-0451).
The fellowship stipend for 2010-2011 is $26,000, which includes $600 for travel to the 2011 National Organic Symposium to present a poster on their work. Each of the fellowships is sponsored by a prominent company, organization or individual endowment. Awardees are selected by an independent committee, and evidence of research accomplishments is an important factor in the selection process.

The Division of Organic Chemistry congratulates the 2009-10 award winners, gratefully acknowledges the sponsors, and thanks Organic Letters for the opportunity to publish their biographical sketches.
The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards fellowships to outstanding third and fourth year graduate students in organic chemistry. The program has awarded over 360 fellowships since 1981 (See the comprehensive list of the award winners).
We welcome contacts from companies, individuals and organizations interested in sponsoring annual fellowships or wishing to endow a fellowship. There are always many more deserving applicants than there are fellowships! Please contact Professor Melanie Sanford (mssanfor@umich.edu); Tel: (734) 615-0451) if you would like to sponsor a fellowship.

Emmanuil Troyansky Fellowship

In 2003, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry established an endowed fellowship this year in the name of Emmanuil Troyansky. The Troyansky Fellowship is identical to all of the other fellowships in terms of stipend and other features. The only difference is that the funds come from an endowment made by the family rather than from an annual donation of a company.

1 comment:

Med Chem said...

it's great news. But it's sad, only limited to US citizens or green card holder....

They have provided ACS meetings (sanfrancisco and washington D.C) presentations online, which is quite useful for those who missed it.....