The ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry is offering 3 awards for the Spring ACS national meeting in San Francisco.

1) Outstanding junior faculty award (tenure-track)
2) CCG Research excellence award (grad student, money award)
3) Graduate award in supercomputing (grad student, supercomputer time award).


Application deadlines are October 19, 2009

Details are below, please feel free to pass them on.
Carlos


CCG

Five $1,150 CCG Excellence Student Travel Award Stipends Available for the Spring 2009 Salt Lake City ACS National Meeting



The CCG Excellence Awards have been created to stimulate graduate student participation in ACS COMP Division activities (symposia and poster sessions) at ACS National Meetings. Those eligible for a CCG Excellence Award are graduate students in good standing who present work within the COMP program, either in oral or poster format. Winners receive $1,150, as well as a copy of CCG's MOE (Molecular Operating Environment) software with a one-year license. They are also honored during a ceremony at the COMP Division Poster Session.



The awardees are chosen on the basis of the quality and significance of the research to be presented, as well as the strength of the supporting letter and other materials. All graduate students of the Americas (North, South or Central) are encouraged to submit applications. Awards will be given only to those individuals making presentations, not co-authors.



To apply for an award for the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2009, an extended abstract of the work (no more than 2 pages), a two page CV along with a letter of support from the research advisor, and a personal statement (no more than 1 page) should be sent as pdf or text files (no other formats accepted) to carlos.simmerling@gmail.com. There is a limit of one application per research lab (PI).



IMPORTANT: APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM EASTERN TIME ON OCTOBER 19, 2009.



Applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt of materials. If you do not receive confirmation by October 20, 2009, please contact the organizer immediately by telephone (see below).



In addition, you must submit your normal poster abstract to the "Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award" symposium on the ACS PACS system (the COMP deadline is October 19, 2009).



More information on awards offered by the ACS COMP division can be found on the web site at http://www.acscomp.org/Awards/index.html



Carlos Simmerling

Chair, ACS COMP Division Awards Committee



Professor, Department of Chemistry

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400

631-384-9248

carlos.simmerling@gmail.com



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Junior Faculty award



The ACS COMP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award program provides $1,000 to each of four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members to present their work in COMP symposia at ACS National Meetings. The Awards are designed to assist new faculty members in gaining visibility within the COMP community. Award certificates and $1,000 prizes will be presented at the COMP Poster session. While special consideration will be given to Assistant Professors presenting work in the area of algorithm and methods development, applications for Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards are invited from all current tenure-track junior faculty who are members of ACS and the ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry. Postdoctoral researchers in transition to faculty appointments may also be considered. Selection criteria will include the novelty and importance of the work to be presented, as well as the level of Departmental support as indicated by a letter of support by the Chair or Chair designee.



To apply for an award for the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2009, an extended abstract of the work (no more than 2 pages), a CV and the letter of departmental support should be sent as pdf or text files (no other formats accepted) to carlos.simmerling@gmail.com



IMPORTANT: APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM EASTERN TIME ON OCTOBER 19, 2009.



Applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt of materials. If you do not receive confirmation by October 20, 2009, please contact the organizer immediately by telephone (see below).



In addition, you must submit your normal abstract to the "Outstanding Junior Faculty Award" symposium on the OASYS system (the COMP PACS deadline is October 19, 2009). Note that this is an abstract for the poster presentation. We also suggest that award applicants submit a separate abstract to OASYS for an oral presentation, in addition to their poster abstract (note that acceptance into the oral sessions is not guaranteed).



More information on awards offered by the ACS COMP division can be found on the web site at http://www.acscomp.org/Awards/index.html





Carlos Simmerling

Professor, Department of Chemistry

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400

631-384-9248

carlos.simmerling@gmail.com



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Supercomputing

Two “Graduate Student Awards in Supercomputing” to be awarded at the Spring 2009 San Francisco ACS National Meeting



The ACS Graduate Student Award in Supercomputing has been created to provide supercomputer resources to outstanding students in the early stages of their graduate career, particularly for projects that need high performance computing resources for their chemistry-related project. Those eligible for the award are graduate students in good standing who are carrying out research in the broadly defined area of computational chemistry. Winners (or their adviser, if necessary) will be the Principal Investigator of a new account on the “kraken” supercomputer at the National Institute of Computational Sciences (NICS). They will also be honored during a ceremony at the COMP Division poster session. Applicants are encouraged to present work within the COMP program at the meeting, either in oral or poster format.



The awardees are chosen on the basis of the significance of the project, potential impact of additional supercomputer resources, as well as the strength of the supporting letter and other materials.



Application requirements for the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco include an extended abstract of the work (no more than 1 page), a two page CV, a brief letter of support from the research advisor, and a 1 page computational plan indicating: computational resources already available for the project, the types of calculations to be performed, availability of software, justification of number and length of runs, and an estimate of the total time needed (up to 200,000 CPU hours maximum). For information about kraken, see http://www.nics.tennessee.edu/computing-resources/kraken. There is a limit of one application per research lab (PI).



IMPORTANT: APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM EASTERN TIME ON OCTOBER 19, 2009. These should be sent as pdf or text files (no other formats accepted) to carlos.simmerling@gmail.com.



Applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt of materials. If you do not receive confirmation by October 20, 2009, please contact the organizer immediately by telephone (see below).



In addition, you must submit your normal poster abstract to the "poster session" symposium on the ACS PACS system (the COMP deadline is October 19, 2009).



More information on awards offered by the ACS COMP division can be found on the web site at http://www.acscomp.org/Awards/index.html



Carlos Simmerling

Chair, ACS COMP Division Awards Committee



Professor, Department of Chemistry

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400

631-384-9248

carlos.simmerling@gmail.com


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