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14th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists

Call for Applications

Applications for ACCESS XIV must be completed online. Applications and all supporting material (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted by April 5, 2017. All applicants will receive notification of acceptance by May 10, 2017.

Application submission is now closed.

The Fourteenth Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, ACCESS XIV, will be convened at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York from July 27-30, 2017. ACCESS is held every other year (since 1991) in conjunction with the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Atmospheric Chemistry.

Participants will be invited to attend both ACCESS and the GRC in Atmospheric Chemistry, which will be held at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River in Newry, Maine from July 30 to August 4, 2017. All expenses for participants at both ACCESS and the GRC, including registration for the GRC and transportation to and from originating locations, will be provided.

The purpose of ACCESS is to bring together young researchers in atmospheric chemistry and representatives of the principal federal government agencies that fund atmospheric chemistry research to engage in scientific discussion and interaction. The meetings will forge future professional relationships, and the entire atmospheric science community will benefit by becoming more aware of innovations in atmospheric chemistry through presentations by ACCESS participants and through these interactions.

To be eligible to participate in ACCESS, an applicant must have received a doctorate from an accredited university after May 1, 2015, or provide certification that in all probability he/she will have received a doctorate degree by August 31, 2018. The applicant's thesis or postdoctoral research must be in the field of atmospheric chemistry. Attendance is limited to 25 participants, who are selected by a committee based on the significance and achievement of the applicant’s thesis or postdoctoral research, the application, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s major thesis or postdoctoral advisor. Participation in ACCESS is highly competitive, and there are typically more than 100 candidates from the most prestigious institutions in the US and abroad.


Participation in ACCESS and the GRC is jointly sponsored by:

Additional assistance is provided by:

For Additional Information

Please contact:
Ernie R. Lewis, ACCESS Chair
Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Building 815E
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973-5000

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