ON BEHALF OF IAC CHAIR, DR. ELLENE TRATRAS CONTIS:
To help fulfill and advance the ACS Constitutional mandate for the Society to cooperate with scientists internationally and (foster) the worldwide application of chemistry to the needs of humanity (Article 2, Sec 3), the ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) is piloting a grant program for ACS members to make stopover visits during planned international travel from September 1 – December 31, 2016. Grants will be available to reimburse costs of local travel, accommodations, and incidentals for visits to work with existing and prospective scientific partners (and their students) for the purposes of conducting lectures, training, and building research collaborations. By August 1, 2016, please send a letter of interest describing details, timing and desired outcomes of the planned stopover to Dr. Ellene Tratras Contis, IAC Chair, at Intlacts@acs.org. If you have any questions, please contact the ACS Office of International Activities.