2015 IUPAC Young Observers Program, Applications now being accepted!

The United States National Committee for IUPAC is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 IUPAC Young Observers Program. Take advantage of this great opportunity!


U.S. National Committee’s Young Observer Program
48th IUPAC General Assembly and 45th IUPAC Congress
Busan, South Korea
August 6-14, 2015

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a worldwide leader in advancing the chemical sciences, is holding its 48th General Assembly (August 6-13, 2015) and its 45th Congress (August 9-14, 2015) in Busan, South Korea.

The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC, to travel as Young Observers to South Korea. The USNC/IUPAC will provide travel fellowships of $2500 to successful candidates.

This Young Observer Program provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in the work of IUPAC, develop an international network of scientists and engineers, and represent your U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences.

Successful candidates must:
Be a U.S. scientist or engineer under the age of 45, be active in chemical or chemical engineering research in academia, government, or industry. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder).
Have a specific interest in one or more of the business meetings and technical sessions that will be held in Korea.
Have a strong interest in collaborative work with scientists in laboratories outside of the United States.
Have an interest in continuing activities through the IUPAC organization.
Career scientist applicants should ideally have, but are not required to have, five years of independent research/work experience after the completion of their educational experience. In exceptional cases applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers will be considered.
Former YOs may apply for a maximum second YO experience. They must demonstrate how they have remained involved with IUPAC since their first experience.
2015 Young Observer Program Application Deadline is February 23, 2015.
For more information about the program and to apply, visit http://ow.ly/GPPqI. Questions about the program can be directed to BISO at nas.edu.