Barbara and James Bennet Travel Award for Postdoctoral Fellows in Chemistry

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Chemistry to help with the costs associated with attending and presenting an international academic conference.
  2. Applicants will be evaluated based on their research progress during their postdoctoral fellowship at SFU as determined by the Department of Chemistry's Graduate Program Committee.
  3. This award is funded by one-third of the spending allocation from the Barbara and James Bennet Scholars Endowment Fund. One or more awards, with a maximum value of $2,000 are tenable in any term. Multiple awards may be disbursed if the endowment fund spending allocation permits; however, the value of additional awards must be equal to the first award given in any fiscal year.
  4. Postdoctoral fellows must be nominated for this award by their Department of Chemistry-based supervisor.
  5. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time employment at SFU as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry
    2. demonstrated research excellence at the graduate and postdoctoral level
    3. identification of a suitable conference with a high impact for the postdoctoral fellow's research career
  6.  Applications are made to the Department of Chemistry and must include:
    1. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award
    2. one letter of support from their faculty member supervisor
    3. a statement from the applicant of why they want to attend the chosen conference and how their participation in the conference will advance their career
  7. Applicants will be evaluated based on their research progress during their postdoctoral fellowship at SFU as determined by the Department of Chemistry's Graduate Program Committee.
  8. All supporting documents should be submitted to the office of the Department of Chemistry by March 1st. The award is contingent on the awardee being accepted to present an oral or poster presentation of their research at the conference.
  9. After the recipient accepts the award, this will be paid through an expense claim with original receipts. Questions about this award can be directed to dgsaward@sfu.ca
  10. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation oif the Department of Chemistry's Graduate Program Committee.

 

Revised: March 2017/ 413315

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