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CNC-IUPAC Travel Awards for 2019

The Canadian National Committee for IUPAC (CNC-IUPAC) established a program of Travel Awards for young Canadian scientists in 1982. These Awards are financed jointly by the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Gendron Fund and by CNC-IUPAC’s Company Associates.(

Criteria: The criteria used in making these Awards include evidence of an independent research program, a publication record of high quality and the ability to attract research funding (internal and external).

Purpose of the Awards: The purpose of these Awards is to help young scientists and engineers (within 10 years of having gained their PhD) who are currently working at a Canadian institution to present a paper at an IUPAC-sponsored conference outside of Canada. A CNC-IUPAC Travel Award may be received only once.

Number of Awards: Since the funds available for these Awards depend on prevailing interest rates, the number made each year varies.

Amount of the Award: Up to $2,500, paid in arrears after travel-expense receipts and a 150-word report on the conference have been received by the Secretary.

How to Apply: There is no application form. Applications should include:

  • a short Curriculum Vitae, such as required by NSERC Form 100;
  • two Letters of Reference, including one from someone not at the applicant’s university, research institution or company;
  • the name and location of the conference or a photocopy of the conference circular.

It is up to the applicant to ensure that his or her request is supported by adequate documentation.

Applications should be submitted as one pdf file to the Chair of the Awards Committee: Professor Mark Workentin at Letters of reference should be sent directly to Prof. Workentin by e-mail. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by return e-mail; if acknowledgement is not received within a few days, contact Prof. Workentin (by e-mail or telephone 519-661-2111 x 86319).

Eligible Conferences: A list of IUPAC-sponsored conferences for 2018 can be found on the IUPAC web-site ( and also in Chemistry International, the official IUPAC magazine. Awards are made to attend the conference identified in the application, and no changes are allowed.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: 19 October 2018. Winners will be announced after the December meeting of CNC-IUPAC, and thereafter all enquiries should be directed to the Secretary.

Secretary and Member of CNC-IUPAC:
Dr. Shan Zou
National Research Council of Canada
100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6