WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award

Funding Agency:
American Chemical Society

The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences.

Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States. Grant funds are limited, but there are some funds designated for undergraduates.

The deadlines for receipt of applications are:

  • March 1 for meetings between July 1st and December 31st
  • September 15 for meeting between January 1st and June 30th

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applications should be limited to one per research group. Awards will be given with preference to the following order:

  1. Any applicant who will be making her first presentation (regardless of format) at a national or major meeting.
  2. Graduate or postdoctoral applicants who have not presented at a national or major meeting since completing their undergraduate degree.

Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Those who have received a prior award under this program are ineligible.

Amount Description


Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

March 1, 2022