We thank the ECS divisions and sections, as well as our generous donors who supported the biannual meeting travel grant program. Congratulations to the recipients of their support.
February 22, 2021
As COVID-19 continues impacting organizations across the globe, ECS encourages student, postdoc, and young and early career professional authors and presenters to apply for support to participate in the 239th ECS Meeting and 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS). As the meeting is now digital and no longer requires travel, funds from the ECS biannual meeting travel grant program are available for author/presenter registration fees and ECS memberships. ECS divisions and sections each have their own travel grants with different requirements and requirements.
Application deadline: February 22, 2021
Robert Wong, proprietor of SES Research Inc., is proud to announce a new and exciting materials grant to support researchers whose projects focus on Carbon 60 powder. Through this, researchers can obtain C60—at little or no cost—for their investigations.
Application deadline is February 10, 2020!
The 237th ECS Meeting is co-located with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020), in Montréal, Canada, from May 10–14, 2020. The deadline to submit travel grant applications is February 10, 2020.
Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young professionals and faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. See who is offering ECS division and section travel grants—and their specific requirements.
Student/postdoc and young professional/early career electrochemists who submitted abstracts for the 237th ECS Meeting are encouraged to apply for travel grants. Review the application requirements for your particular division or section, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Apply now so we see you in Montréal in May!
NOTE: Applicants may only apply for a travel grant from one division.
Interested in innovation programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF)? The NSF Directorate for Engineering’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) supports programs to accelerate NSF-funded and federally-funded fundamental research into market opportunities, and fosters public-private partnerships to advance technological innovation. IIP invests in high-tech small businesses and collaborations between academia and industry to transform discoveries into innovative commercial technologies with societal benefits.
Meet one-on-one with Jesus Soriano, NSF program director, Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Division, October 15-16 at the 236th ECS Meeting in Atlanta. Reserve your 15-minute meeting here:
Learn more about the IIP programs:
In September 2019, at the 16th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVI), Symposium Chair Subhash Singhal presented a plaque from The Electrochemical Society (ECS) to Yukiko Dokiya, the widow of Professor Masayuki Dokiya. Also present were daughter Fumiko Dokiya, her husband Hironobu Dokiya, and their daughter Yoko Dokiya and son Masahiro Dokiya. The plaque thanked the Dokiya family for their generous contribution in Masayuki’s memory. The gift made possible the creation of the Dokiya Fund of The Electrochemical Society in 2004. From 2004 to 2019, the Fund provided financial travel assistance to 128 Dokiya Fund Travel Grant Recipients to attend ECS and other related meetings around the world in their pursuit of electrochemical science and technology to benefit mankind. (more…)
The Organic and Biological Electrochemistry (OBE) Division offers travel grants to students presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings.
ECS and the OBE Division is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division Student Travel Grant: Mariana Vasquez, Duke University; Ksenia Pavlova, San Diego State University; Kody Wolfe, Vanderbilt University; Ana Flavia Petro, Indiana University; Lasangi Dhanapalamudiyanselage, University of Connecticut; Shaoyang Wang, Texas A&M University; and Nuttanit Pramounmat, Case Western Reserve University (not present in photo). Congratulations! (more…)
Did you know? ECS awarded 82 students with travel grants to attend the latest ECS meeting, AiMES, last week in Cancun, Mexico. And, of all the presentations given at AiMES, 27% came from student oral presentations and student posters. We couldn’t have done it without your help and support!
Your donations helped provide young researchers with the opportunity to learn and bring more value to their work, explore new opportunities and network at our international meetings. But don’t take our word for it. Take theirs:
Samuel Castro Pardo, a PhD student at Rice University in Texas, says because of his travel grant, he was able to attend AiMES last week and discover a solution he was looking for. “I’ve been struggling with a project for a few months, and a speaker mentioned something during a talk, and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I think I know why my experiment isn’t working.'” Pardo is already planning for future experiments with this newfound information.
Raisa Oliveira, a PhD student from the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Portugual, says she wouldn’t have been able to attend AiMES without her travel grant, as her supervisor doesn’t have the finances to support the trip. “It’s an amazing opportunity to be here,” said Oliveira. “I can be drinking coffee, look up, and say, ‘this is the person whose paper I read yesterday.’ I’m meeting my stars, my scientific stars.”
Matthias Künzel, a PhD student from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, says his travel grant allowed him to attend AiMES, which he finds particularly important due to its international reach. “I think people learn different in different countries,” says Künzel. “In Germany, we follow rules strictly. Talking to other people who have different views pushes you to approach things differently.”
Help early-career researchers reach their potential!
Young researchers Guruprakash Karkera and Madeline Sciullo share what receiving the ECS travel grant meant to them and put in perspective why the grant is more than funding; it’s a gateway to the future. Here are their stories:
Madeline Sciullo is a fourth-year student studying electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida.
She says she realized her first time attending and presenting at an ECS meeting, which happened to be PRiME 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii, would be costly. But, she knew it was a meeting she had to attend.
“These international meetings are so crucial to the development of the field,” says Sciullo, of why she found it particularly important to attend the ECS meeting. “A lot of the work that I’m doing, nobody in the United States is doing. So there’s no point for me going to a conference that only has attendees from the United States.” (more…)
The travel grant recipient shares his first-hand experience.
Meet Dai Shen. He is a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University and received an ECS travel grant to attend his first ECS meeting — the 232nd ECS Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. Every meeting, ECS awards a number of travel grants to defray the costs of attending our meetings. This provides an invaluable experience for students and early career scientists and engineers.
Unfortunately, we only have the funding to support 52% of requests at AiMES. You can change that for future meetings by donating today! (more…)