2018 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations: The President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP)

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP). This program, sponsored by the Office of the President, aims to aid in the recruitment and retention of postdoctoral scholars who have a promising future as leaders in their fields.

The program will provide funding to support further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression. The awards will include salary support, benefits and funds for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12 months and may be renewed for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity and adequate career development as evidenced by successful implementation of a mentoring plan.

Candidates must be nominated by their Ohio State faculty/sponsor. Eligibility criteria, submission instructions and program details can be found here.
Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Please direct questions to Marcela Hernandez.


2018 REU Opportunity at the Colorado School of Mines

Dear Chemistry Department,

We are writing to you with the hope that you could post or e-mail the attached brochure for a REU program at the Colorado School of Mines in your department, with the hope of informing undergraduate students within your department about this summer research opportunity. The REU program, titled Advancing Polymer Materials by Integrating Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has run for the past 5 years and we have been very fortunate to have had outstanding undergraduate researchers from across the country participate in the program. In an attempt to continue this tradition, we are hoping to be able to attract interested and talented undergraduate students from your program and have them apply for our REU program. We truly appreciate any help you can provide in posting or e-mailing this brochure for your undergraduate students to see and we would also be happy to address any questions they may have about the program.

Thank you again for your time and assistance.


Stephen G. Boyes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
E-mail: sboyes@mines.edu
Phone: (303)-273-3633
Web: http://chemistry.mines.edu/faculty/sboyes/sboyes.html


2018 CSM Polymer REU Flyer

2018 UNT Chemistry NSF-REU Program information

Dear Students,

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for our Summer 2018 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.  The ten-week program will begin May 29 (arriving May 27).  Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, and housing will be provided.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Thursday, February 15, 2018.  As stated in the attached flyer, application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Shawn Adams

UNT Chemistry REU Program Coordinator
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, TX 76203
Tel: 940-565-4372
Fax: 940-565-4318

Nominations for CAA Scholarships

Students eligible for a CAA scholarships must:

  • have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be pursuing a BS degree in engineering, math, or applied science
  • be a rising third or fourth year student (i.e., current sophomores and juniors are eligible)
  • be a US citizen
  • be nominated by a department chair, faculty member or academic adviser

Current juniors who are now CAA scholarship recipients will be automatically considered for the award to continue into their senior year, and should not be nominated again.  For your convenience, I’ve attached a list of all current Junior-Senior Scholars.

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 5 to Janna Greer, Manager of Donor Relations and Grants in the CAA office  (email to:  janna.greer@casealum.org).  Simply supplying Janna with a list of student names is sufficient– no accompanying letters of recommendation are necessary.

Seeking Associate Professor or Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, WSU

Washington State University is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent full-time tenure track faculty position as an Associate Professor or Full Professor in the department of Chemistry at the WSU Main Campus in Pullman, Wash.

In this renewable joint position with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, you will also serve as the Director of the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology. This recently formed Institute consolidates the national and international leadership found at WSU and PNNL within the domain of nuclear science and technology, particularly as it pertains to nuclear forensics, environmental remediation and waste storage, and the fate of materials in radiation environments. With major institutional investments, the Institute is elevating the scientific and technical impact of nuclear research by leveraging the unique facilities and complementary capabilities between WSU and PNNL to build leadership and signature programs in nuclear science.

The Director will help shape the direction and lead the growth of the Institute, engaging with partners, recruiting a diverse group of new members, and establishing and nurture collaborative relationships with non-WSU members.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline, an academic research program related to Chemistry in Nuclear Science and Technology, the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry (including service courses), and excellent management and communication skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

The full posting is at:


 Inquiries are welcome. Please call/email acting Director and Chair of the Search Committee, Prof Aurora Clark (auclark@wsu.edu, 509-335-3362) if you have any questions.