Travel Awards

The Spring 2018 travel award results are in! Thank you for your participation. Check your email next spring for information on the 2019 award.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Women Chemists Committee provides a funding opportunity for graduate or postdoctoral chemists to travel to a national meeting to present their research. One spring award will be made annually in the amount of $500 to help alleviate the financial burden of travel costs. 

Applicants interested in this funding opportunity should submit the following information to the award committee (Applications usually open early to mid-March. Please contact us if you think you should have received an email about the application opening):

  1. First author abstract from application submitted to national meeting
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Brief statement (< 300 words) about how the conference will benefit you (i.e., impact of funding)
  4. List of activities you will participate in at the meeting that represent the WCC

Preference for this award will go to applicants with a strong academic and research background, and more importantly, who have demonstrated commitment to the local chapter of WCC and have demonstrated need for the award. Commitment comes in the form of participation in social events held by WCC and service on organizational committees such as the Bonding with Chemistry Day Camp. IMPORTANT: You MUST be a voting member of the University of Illinois Women Chemists Committee in order to be considered for this funding opportunity. Membership is open to both men and women.

If you have any questions about qualifications or need clarification on application materials or award criteria, please contact the WCC (

Congratulation to the Spring 2018 Winner!

Cecilia Gentle

Cecilia Gentle,  3rd year grad student

Group: van der Veen 

Conference: XAFS 2018 in Krakow, Poland

Talk Title: Internal Atomic-Scale Structure, Band Alignment, and Charge Transfer Dynamics of ZnTe/CdSe Core/Shell Quantum Dots

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