Mini-Grants Available for Collaborative Activities Proposals are being sought for Equipping the 2015 Chemical Technology Workforce mini-grants. Up to $500 will be awarded to collaborative activities that support technician education and career development. Equipping the 2015 Chemical Technology Workforce has three goals: 1) Raise awareness of the changing needs of chemical technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical professionals. 2) Highlight opportunities for industry, academia, professional societies, and the community to collaborate on meeting those needs 3) Increase involvement of applied chemical professionals in the American Chemical Society To qualify for a mini-grant, one or more sectors of the chemical enterprise (industry, academia, professional organizations, etc.) must collaborate on the activity. Activities must also support one or more of the goals of Equipping the 2015 Chemical Technology Workforce and take place in the 2009 calendar year. The deadline for proposals is 20 February 2009. To learn more about Equipping the 2015 Chemical Technology Workforce and the mini-grants, to get ideas for activities, or to gather information about the chemical technology profession in today=92s marketplace, please visit the Equipping the 2015 Chemical Technology Workforce website (go to www.acs.org and follow the path, Funding & Awards > Grants > Chemical Technology Partnership).
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