Fall 2009 ACS/CCG Excellence Graduate Student Travel Award – March 9 Deadline
Five $1,150 ACS/CCG Excellence Student Travel Award Stipends Available for the Fall 2009 Washington DC 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 Washington, DC, August 16-20, 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 to carlos.simmerling@gmail.com


Applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt of materials. If you do not receive confirmation by March 10, 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 OASYS system (the COMP OASYS deadline is March 16th for the Washing DC ACS Meeting).

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

School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland
20 Penn Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201