The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are now accepting proposals for the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Award Program.
Qualifying organizations are invited to consider applying for one of this year's awards. The deadline for receipt of completed applications and proposals is November 1, 2011. Click here to get information about the award, the application form, a description of the eligibility criteria, and a list of previous award recipients.
Awards will be announced during the month of February 2012. Schools chosen will join the list of the more than 200 institutions honored since the inception of this program in 1974. In 1974, two grants of $1,000 each were given. This year, the maximum funding available for each grant is $10,000, and there will be approximately 12 of these awards.
The Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program, originally established in memory of R. K. Scott, 1955 president of the Pittsburgh Conference, serves as a memorial to deceased members of the Pittsburgh Conference Committee by promoting excellence in science education. Through the program, small colleges can enhance their science curricula through grants to purchase equipment and course materials.
The annual event, Pittcon, (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) provides funding for these awards. Pittcon is the world's largest conference and exposition for laboratory science offering the most comprehensive technical program on analytical chemistry and a premier exposition of analytical instrumentation, equipment, supplies and services. The Pittcon 2012 Conference & Exposition will be held from March 11 - March 15, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.pittcon.org for more information.