ACS International Center™ Archives

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Chemistry of Research Administration

The ACS International Center collaborated with NCURA to produce a webinar on the chemistry of research administration. NCURA advances the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and the fostering a diverse, collegial, and respected global community. This webinar featured Dr. Richard Tankersley as moderator and Dr. Simon Kerridge, Dr. Tim Hanks, and Claire Chen as speakers, and provided insight into the importance of international research collaboration and the role that research managers play in facilitating collaborative opportunities worldwide. #ChemOfRA

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Mitacs: Proven Partner in International Innovation

Mitacs is a Canadian national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs for 18 years. The Mitacs Innovation Network, consisting of companies, universities, researchers, is a unique platform that provides students to be integrated into the broader innovation community. This webinar provided an overview of Mitacs programmatic offerings, with a focus on the international mobility opportunities offered through the Mitacs Globalink program. The discussion also outlined some of the domestic programs offered by Mitacs and opportunities for prospective participants residing outside Canada.

Navigating U.S. Visas for Invited Speakers to ACS Meetings & Events

ACS National Meetings attract audiences from all over the world. In an effort to ensure all prospective guests and speakers are prepared to get a visa to attend the ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA (August 19 – 23, 2018), this webinar explored U.S. visitor visa application processes and procedures. Speakers provided a detailed background of challenges invited guests may face and highlighted how recent changes in immigration affects attendees. Join speakers from ACS International Activities and ACS Research & Decision Support as they go over best practices, timelines and potential actions that can be done by ACS to encourage action by consular officials.

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Research Opportunities in and with Japan

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the largest public funding agency for academic activities in Japan. JSPS supports international joint research and seminars, which are both bilateral and multilateral. JSPS also provides fellowship programs for overseas researchers who are interested in conducting collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under the fellowship programs. This webinar introduced JSPS-funded programs and focused on grants and fellowship opportunities for research collaborations in and within Japan.

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Research & Collaboration Opportunities in Europe: Utilizing the EURAXESS Network

EURAXESS is a unique European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers regardless of their career stage. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world. EURAXESS North America is a multidisciplinary networking tool supporting researchers working in Canada & USA who wish to connect or stay connected with Europe. This webinar highlighted the activities and services offered by EURAXESS North America, focusing on the latest fellowships & grants offered by the European Union’s funding program and providing an overview of the new Joint European Mentoring Initiative.

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Going Beyond Borders: Lab Safety Around the Globe

Every day, thousands of scientists travel around the globe to engage in scientific exchange, training and collaboration. No matter where you go, learning about the lab safety issues and practices used in the host country should always be a top priority. This webinar will address safety issues while hosting a visiting scholar or issues you may come across as visiting scientist. Risk assessment, how to adjust safety expectations to available resources and best practices for lab safety in a global context will all be addressed during this webinar. Join the conversation on this growing topic!

This webinar was sponsored by the Division of Chemical Health and Safety and presented by Ralph Stuart and Sammye Sigmann.


IUPAC Young Observers Program

The IUPAC Young Observers Program encourages early career chemistry practitioners (typically under the age of 45) to get involved in IUPAC. Selected Young Observers receive financial support to attend the IUPAC World Congress and sit in on governance activities and learn more about the work that IUPAC proliferates. The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announces that its 2017 IUPAC Young Observer Program application process is now open. The YO program is open to early- and mid-career chemists (under the age of 45) who are interested in becoming involved in the work of IUPAC. Selected YOs will participate in the IUPAC General Assembly and Congress in São Paulo, Brazil, July 7-14, 2017. View the webinar to learn more about IUPAC and how to get involved in the IUPAC Young Observers Program.

The recorded webinar for this program is available here. You can also download the presentation slides here.

This webinar was a joint effort between the ACS International Center, ACS Science & Human Rights, the National Academies of Science and IUPAC.

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International Collaboration at the National Science Foundation: Expanding the Frontiers of Research and Creating a Globally-Engaged Workforce

Dr. Rebecca Keiser, Head of the Office of International Science & Technology (OISE) at the National Science Foundation spoke to a live and web audience at ACS headquarters on September 29, 2016. Dr. Keiser's talk focused on the big ideas and processes coming out of the NSF and highlighted the importance of global science collaboration. What does science collaboration on a global scale mean for U.S. based researchers and why is it to critical? Join Dr. Keiser and the ACS International Center for this talk on promoting the exchange of ideas and talent in the STEM community.

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Partnering Globally: Maximizing Effectiveness with Multicultural Teams

Join Katherine Glasgow, Vice President of Global Product R&D of Nomacorc as she discusses strategies for successfully managing and being part of a multicultural and multinational team. Katherine will share some lessons learned and best practices to help you maintain high levels of communication and collaboration with team members located across the globe.

View the webinar page here

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Opportunities in Germany: Research Collaboration and Beyond

Germany is a leader in the scientific community and offers the global chemistry and STEM communities a multitude of opportunities for researchers at all levels. STEM practitioners can gain research experience and training in world class facilities, receive funding and collaborate with leading chemists. The ACS International Center hosted speakers from the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to explore the many diverse opportunities available in Germany. Watch the webinar to learn more. Questions from the webinar? Contact

Watch the webinar here (valid e-mail address required).
Download the presentation slides here.

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CLS Webinar

An initiative by the U.S. Department of State and ACS International Center AffiliateThe Critical Language Scholarship provides U.S. undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and master a 'critical' language while being part of the host country's unique culture. In addition to exploring the program from the STEM student perspective, the webinar discusses some of the program requirements and eligibility to apply. Join Bo Knutson (Program Officer for Recruitment & Selection) as he describes the program in-detail and provides tips and tricks on how to make your application more competitive. 2012 CLS Indonesia Program alum Chris Margono will also provide his insight into his experience and how it shaped his long-term career goals.

View the CLS Webinar Slides and watch a recording of the webinar here.


Global Scientific Collaboration: A Key to Scientific Success

Join ACS Past President Joe Francisco and ecological researcher Matthew Michalsaka-Smith as they discuss the importance of global scientific collaboration and why its vital to your STEM career. Michalsaka-Smith will highlight his recent research on the topic and demonstrate why those who collaborate across borders are cited more frequently and achieve greater impact in science.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Archived: 13 May 2014

On May 13, 2014, the ACS Science and Human Rights webinar series hosted Dr. Jonathan Forman, Science Policy Adviser for the organization, to speak on the history of the organization, its achievement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, and the importance of the eradication of chemical weapons.

Download the slides here.