The ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry (ACS ENVR) has created a program with up to two $500 ACS ENVR Graduate Service Fellowships to be awarded annually, one for each national meeting. The service fellows will be invited to help the executive board for up to 12 months, and are intended to get graduate students involved in the ENVR division. The fellow must be planning to attend an ACS National meeting, where they can assist the program chair in helping the meeting go smoothly. Other tasks may include aid in compiling updated lists of the Environmental Chemistry Programs and Curricula available nationally, compiling lists of grant opportunities, etc. These fellowships are intended to help build a graduate students’ network, give them an opportunity to serve for the division, and give them a glimpse into what the division does at national meetings.

Students who are interested should send their CV/Resume along with a short letter of recommendation in a single file (pdf or zip) with filename as “LastnameFirstnameMMYY” where MMYY is their expected graduation date (month and year).

For the Fall National meeting,  please send materials between June 1st to July 15th to Aditya (Ashi) Savara at with the email  subject: ENVR Graduate Service Fellowship.

For the Spring National meeting,  please send materials between Dec 1st to January 15th to Sherine Obare at with the email  subject: ENVR Graduate Service Fellowship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or otherwise authorized to receive taxable income for work. This is a requirement for tax purposes, since the money is not for educational expenses (unfortunately, many student visas are not compatible with this requirement).
  • Applicants must already have plans and financial support to attend either the Spring or Fall ACS National meeting, so that they can assist the program chair on-site. Travel support and registration are not provided as part of the program.
  • Applicants expected graduation date must be later than November of the coming year, so that they will still be a graduate student for the year during which they are applying for.


Past Fellows:
2017 Kristin Gagne
2016 Corey Griffith
2016 Ming Chen