After several successful forums and events across the globe, in 2018 the ACS International Activities Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) program remains a unique and useful opportunity for ACS member communities to bring U.S.-based scientists together with colleagues from a high-need area to explore ways chemistry can address a local problem or to promote best practices in solving that problem.
Since 2012, the program has supported projects involving Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Nigeria, and Singapore with local workshops and symposia at ACS National Meetings. To see an archive of programs and white papers, visit www.acs.org/gii.
Applications for a 2018 Gii project will be open until February 28, 2018. Previous Gii forums have been three-day events based on an issue in the host community; topics have addressed water quality, education, healthcare, energy and agriculture.
Successful proposal(s) have covered travel, accommodation, and incidental expenses for ACS-member subject matter experts to travel to the host location to contribute scientific content addressing the specified issue. A portion of local forum meeting expenses can also be covered by these funds. Other expenses covered in past forums include contracting a science writer, translating white paper technical content, and/or convening working meals or networking events. The host location must provide accommodation and travel reimbursements for local participants.
2018 funding amount available: up to $25,000 USD.
Project proposals are strengthened by the following provisions:
- At least 50% women scientists participation
- Student/early career scientist involvement
- Collaboration with and support of ACS Technical Divisions and/or International Chapters
- Previously unfunded projects