ACS International Center™ Archives

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Research Opportunities in and with Japan

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the largest public funding agency for academic activities in Japan. JSPS supports international joint research and seminars, which are both bilateral and multilateral. JSPS also provides fellowship programs for overseas researchers who are interested in conducting collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under the fellowship programs. This webinar introduced JSPS-funded programs and focused on grants and fellowship opportunities for research collaborations in and with Japan

Watch the webinar and view the informational page here.

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Research & Collaboration Opportunities in Europe: Utilizing the EURAXESS Network

EURAXESS is a unique European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers regardless of their career stage. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world. EURAXESS North America is a multidisciplinary networking tool supporting researchers working in Canada & USA who wish to connect or stay connected with Europe. This webinar highlighted the activities and services offered by EURAXESS North America, focusing on the latest fellowships & grants offered by the European Union’s funding program and providing an overview of the new Joint European Mentoring Initiative.

Watch the webinar and view the informational page here. You can download PDF slides of the webinar here.

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Going Beyond Borders: Lab Safety Around the Globe

Every day, thousands of scientists travel around the globe to engage in scientific exchange, training and collaboration. No matter where you go, learning about the lab safety issues and practices used in the host country should always be a top priority. This webinar will address safety issues while hosting a visiting scholar or issues you may come across as visiting scientist. Risk assessment, how to adjust safety expectations to available resources and best practices for lab safety in a global context will all be addressed during this webinar. Join the conversation on this growing topic!

This webinar was sponsored by the Division of Chemical Health and Safety and presented by Ralph Stuart and Sammye Sigmann (watch the webinar and view informational page here). You can download PDF slides of the webinar here


IUPAC Young Observers Program

The IUPAC Young Observers Program encourages early career chemistry practitioners (typically under the age of 45) to get involved in IUPAC. Selected Young Observers receive financial support to attend the IUPAC World Congress and sit in on governance activities and learn more about the work that IUPAC proliferates. The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announces that its 2017 IUPAC Young Observer Program application process is now open. The YO program is open to early- and mid-career chemists (under the age of 45) who are interested in becoming involved in the work of IUPAC. Selected YOs will participate in the IUPAC General Assembly and Congress in São Paulo, Brazil, July 7-14, 2017. View the webinar to learn more about IUPAC and how to get involved in the IUPAC Young Observers Program. 

The recorded webinar for this program is available here. You can also download the presentation slides here.

This webinar was a joint effort between the ACS International Center, ACS Science & Human Rights, the National Academies of Science and IUPAC.

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International Collaboration at the National Science Foundation: Expanding the Frontiers of Research and Creating a Globally-Engaged Workforce

Dr. Rebecca Keiser, Head of the Office of International Science & Technology (OISE) at the National Science Foundation spoke to a live and web audience at ACS headquarters on September 29, 2016. Dr. Keiser's talk focused on the big ideas and processes coming out of the NSF and highlighted the importance of global science collaboration. What does science collaboration on a global scale mean for U.S. based researchers and why is it to critical? Join Dr. Keiser and the ACS International Center for this talk on promoting the exchange of ideas and talent in the STEM community.  

Watch the video and visit the lecture page here

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Partnering Globally: Maximizing Effectiveness with Multicultural Teams

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Join Katherine Glasgow, Vice President of Global Product R&D of Nomacorc as she discusses strategies for successfully managing and being part of a multicultural and multinational team. Katherine will share some lessons learned and best practices to help you maintain high levels of communication and collaboration with team members located across the globe.

View the webinar page here


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Opportunities in Germany: Research Collaboration and Beyond
March 2016

Germany is a leader in the scientific community and offers the global chemistry and STEM communities a multitude of opportunities for researchers at all levels. STEM practitioners can gain research experience and training in world class facilities, receive funding and collaborate with leading chemists. The ACS International Center hosted speakers from the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to explore the many diverse opportunities available in Germany. Watch the webinar to learn more. Questions from the webinar? Contact 

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Webinar: The Critical Language Scholarship and STEM Students

An initiative by the U.S. Department of State and ACS International Center AffiliateThe Critical Language Scholarship provides U.S. undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and master a 'critical' language while being part of the host country's unique culture. In addition to exploring the program from the STEM student perspective, the webinar discusses some of the program requirements and eligibility to apply. Join Bo Knutson (Program Officer for Recruitment & Selection) as he describes the program in-detail and provides tips and tricks on how to make your application more competitive. 2012 CLS Indonesia Program alum Chris Margono will also provide his insight into his experience and how it shaped his long-term career goals. 

View the CLS Webinar Slides and watch a recording of the webinar here


Global Scientific Collaboration: A Key to Scientific Success

Join ACS Past President Joe Francisco and ecological researcher Matthew Michalsaka-Smith as they discuss the importance of global scientific collaboration and why its vital to your STEM career. Michalsaka-Smith will highlight his recent research on the topic and demonstrate why those who collaborate across borders are cited more frequently and achieve greater impact in science.


IREU and the ACS International Center Webinar

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IREU and The ACS International Center: Tools for Growth 

Archived: December 22, 2014

An inside look designed to provide you with the latest information (and application tips!) on the ACS International Reserach Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) program. We also explore the importance of  studying/researching abroad and about the resources you can find inside the ACS International Center. This webinar is an asset for any STEM practicioneer interested in expanding his/her global competeny and any U.S. undergraduate interested in applying for the 2015 IREU program.


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AAUW’s Fellowships & Grants: Programs that Empower Women around the Globe

Archived: 24 July 2014

Representatives from the fellowships office at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) joined the ACS International Center™ to speak about funding opportunities, advancements, and exchange programs for women in science.

International Activities at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco

Archived: 24 June 2014

This webinar details the international activities and events planned for the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, and ways for listeners to utilize resources provided by the ACS Office of International Activities. Moderated by Dr. H.N. Cheng, Chair of the ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC), this webinar featured speakers from the office, who will provide tips for international programs at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, and details on activities events to watch out for!

Fulbright Opportunities for 2015-16

Archived: 15 May 2014

Speakers from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars joined us to give listeners an introduction to the various opportunities within the Fulbright Scholars Program for sending American scholars abroad and bringing scholars from overseas to the United States.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Archived: 13 May 2014

On May 13, 2014, the ACS Science and Human Rights webinar series hosted Dr. Jonathan Forman, Science Policy Adviser for the organization, to speak on the history of the organization, its achievement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, and the importance of the eradication of chemical weapons.

Travel Award to Summer 2014 London Science Forum

Archived: April 25, 2014

The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) is a 2-week residential event for world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21 years old from more than 60 participating countries. The Forum's President, Dr. O'Kennedy, a biochemist, joinedus for this session to talk about the 2014 forum, July 23-August 6, 2014, and different ways to apply for chemists to participate.

Science Diplomacy as a Bridge to Peace in the Middle East

Archived: February 20, 2014

For this session of the ACS Science and Human Rights webinar series, Dr. Zafra M. Lerman, President of the Malta Conferences Foundation, spoke on the importance of science diplomacy in working toward stability in the Middle East. This year is the 10th anniversary of the unique gatherings of scientists from 15 Middle East countries, and 6 Nobel laureates to discuss issues of shared interest, such as air and water quality, green energy sources, nanotechnology, and science education.

Sponsors for the 2013 Malta Conference included the American Chemical Society, the Committee of Concerned Scientists (CCS), the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (Nobel Peace Prize 2013), UNESCO, Google, AAAS, and the American Physical Society.

Opportunities in the Americas

Archived: March 20, 2014

On March 20, 2014, the ACS International Center™ webinar series hosted speakers from the organization, as well as representatives from 100,000 Strong in the Americas, a government-funded mission to achieve the exchange of 100,000 students between North and South America.

€80 Billion of Funding for Research in Europe

Archived: February 6, 2014

The European Commission has ~€80 billion of funding for the 7 years to spend on research funding and scientific advancements. This webinar featured key speakers from the European Commission who spoke about which programs are available for you this coming spring 2014.

Top 10 Tips to Publish Your Research in English-Language Journals

Archived: January 23, 2014

Speakers and editors from the ACS Publications division talked to listeners about how an article makes it from submission to being published in an English-language journal. Editors Dr. William Tolman, and Dr. David Martinsen discuss the review process and how to prepare a strong submission.

ACS International REU: Tips & Tricks

Archived: December 5, 2013

The ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) program is accepting applications for the Summer 2014 program. The program awards 17 U.S. undergraduates with up to $10k in airfare, stipends, housing, and more. Application deadlines and other information will be released on Twitter (@ACS_IC) and the website. On December 5, 2013, Dr. Steven Meyers, Program Manager for the ACS IREU, spoke about about eligibility details and the importance of global experience to your future in chemistry. Listen to a recording, or view the presentation slides below.

Boren Awards for International Study

Archived: November 21, 2013

The Boren Awards are administered by The Institute of International Education (IIE), which provides funding of up to $20,000 for U.S. undergraduates and up to $30,000 for graduates to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For this session, "Boren Awards for International Study", the ACS International Center™ will host Sarah Gleisner, Outreach Program Manager at the Boren Awards, to speak about the fellowship and scholarship programs, and the benefits of international exchange.

Study Abroad in Japan

Archived: October 30, 2013

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is an independent administrative institution with a mission to promote contributions to science from all fields by disbursing research grants, promoting international scientific collaboration, and advancing university reform.The Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST) is an organization that promotes integrally science, technology and innovation through its programs of strategic basic researches, tech-transfer, scientific information, and science education and communication. On October 30, 2013, the ACS International Center™ webinar series hosted speakers from both of these organizations to speak about opportunities to study abroad in Japan, and the country's recent achievements in the realm of international exchange.

Doing Research with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Archived: September 26, 2013
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the oversight of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. For this session of the ACS International Center™ webinar series, Dr. Xavier Morise, Director of the Washington DC Headquarters, spoke about the research landscape in France, and opportunities for scientific research collaboration and funding.

A Look at Seeding Labs

Archived: August 20, 2013

Seeding Labs provides lab equipment and Fellowship training programs to university and research institutions in 17 countries.  The ACS International Center™ webinar series hosts Dr. Nina Dudnik, Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, to speak about Seeding Labs and how the organization supports the ACS mission to explore the role the scientific community plays in empowering talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research that facilitates access to medicine, safe water, and education.

European Exchange Programs for International Research

Archived: July 31, 2013

The ACS International Center™ webinar series hosts speakers from EURAXESS, an initiative brought forth by the European Commission providing information and support to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe. The webinar featured a presentation on the current European research landscape and international trends, as well as highlighted exchange programs.

2014-15 Fulbright Scholar Opportunities for Academics and Professionals in the STEM Fields

Archived: June 27, 2013

The ACS International Center™ welcomed speakers from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to talk about the long-term and short-term Fulbright grants available in the STEM fields for U.S. Scholars, opportunities for Visiting Scholars to the U.S., and an overview of other Fulbright Programs.