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.
In addition to financial support, the award provides networking opportunities for recipients who attend an ACS Spring or Fall Meeting. The WCC hosts a poster session for awardees at each meeting. In addition, awardees are invited to the WCC Luncheon where they receive recognition. The luncheon also provides a valuable networking opportunity as awardees sit at the head tables along with ACS governance and WCC members. Lastly, awardees are invited to a special reception with WCC members which is generously sponsored by the ACS Executive Director. Guests from Eli Lilly and Company are also encouraged to attend.
The deadlines for receipt of applications are:
- February 1, 2023 for the ACS 2023 Spring Meeting
- June 1, 2023 for the ACS 2023 Fall Meeting