Nominate a Recipient for a CRE Travel Award

Posted by Monica Mellinger on

The Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division will again make up to 20 travel grants to assist graduate students with their travel expenses for the AIChE Annual Meeting to present the results of their research. The award will consist of $400, plus a ticket to the CRE Division Dinner, where the recipients will be officially recognized. To be eligible, the student must be a member of the AIChE and present a paper (oral or poster) at the Annual Meeting in one of the CRE Division sessions. The nomination for this award should be made by the student's research advisor. Each advisor may nominate only one student. Only members of the CRE Division may nominate students. Students may win this award only once during the course of their graduate studies. There are no forms to be completed. The nomination package should include:


  1. The presentation abstract;
  2. A resume, up to 2 pages in length and highlighting the student's accomplishments, including the student Grade Point Average (GPA);
  3. A single page recommendation letter from the faculty advisor.

Factors that would play a role in the section criteria include – presentations given by the students, quality of the abstract, record of publication, detailed recommendation letters specifically highlighting the scholarship and ability of the student to communicate their findings to a scientific audience.

The nomination material must be sent electronically by email as a single PDF file titled LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME CRE TRAVEL AWARD 2021 (where LASTNAME and FIRSTNAME should refer to the applicant’s name) to the 2nd vice chair of the division, Anne Gaffney, Email:

Deadline: Monday, August 2nd, 2021


We thank you for your commitment to the Catalyst & Reaction Engineering Division and welcome your nominations for eligible award recipients. You can also view the coinciding award webpage here.