Are you a woman embarking on an academic career focused on basic research in chemical sciences? The Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences from AAAS could help you find much-needed funding for your work.
The Mason Award offers four to five women researchers grants of $55,000 each. The award, which is given out every other year, offers support to women who are early career researchers in chemical science and who focus on basic research. The award also providers its winners with leadership development and mentorship opportunities.
The Mason Award is funded by a bequest from the Marion Milligan Mason Fund, aimed at supporting the advancement of women in the chemical sciences. The late Dr. Marion Tuttle Milligan Mason created the award in part to honor her family’s commitment to higher education for women, as demonstrated by her parents and grandfather, who encouraged and sent several daughters to college.
Applicants for the Mason Award must be working full time in a career-track position. They can be teaching or research staff members, but they must be creating independent research while working at a U.S. Ph.D.-granting institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be conducting their research in the U.S. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible. Applications from the same school will be considered, provided that the work described in each application is scientifically distinct.
The award has been issued every other year since 2016. The most recent honorees were Dr. Vivian Ferry, Dr. Susan Fullerton, Dr. Lilian Hsiao, Dr. Heather Kulik, and Corinna Schindler.
Proposals are due Thursday, March 16, 2020, at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. Winners will be announced on or before January 2021. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply now or visit the FAQ to learn more. And don’t forget to share this announcement with the women chemists in your life.