Ford Graduate Student Research Award
American Chemical Society
Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE)
FORD GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
An Award for Women or Under-Represented Minorities
PMSE is pleased to announce a biannual award sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, which provides $500.00 of
partial travel support to graduate student women or under-represented minority men (Black, Hispanic or Native
American) to attend and present their research at the National ACS Meetings. Four awards will be made yearly, two at
each of the National ACS Meetings. Awards will be made competitively among applicants who have submitted papers to
the upcoming ACS PMSE program.
Eligibility: • Graduate student women or under-represented minority men (Black, Hispanic, Native American)
performing research in fields related to Polymer Science and Engineering.
• U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
• Full-time graduate students at the time of application.
• Preprint submission to one of the PMSE program sessions. A full length preprint associated with an oral
or poster presentation must be submitted to be eligible for the Ford Travel Grant.
Selection Criteria: • Awardees will be selected by a committee appointed by PMSE.
• Selection will be based on the quality of the technical work and written preprint, and the recommendation
of the graduate student's research advisor.
Application: Eligible students must submit three copies of the documents listed below:
1. Copy of the Preprint submitted to PMSE, which conforms to ACS Preprint submission procedures
(guidelines are published in PMSE Proceedings). The applicant must be the first author, as well as the
presenter of the work associated with the Preprint.
2. The Application Forms certifying eligibility, with advisor's signature.
3. Letter of recommendation from research advisor.
4. Deadline for receipt of application materials is March 1, 2011 for the 2011 ACS Meeting in
Send application materials to:
Professor Rajeswari Kasi
Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science
University of Connecticut
97 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269