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ACCESS XV Colloquium: 15th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists


15th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists

Call for Applications

Applications for ACCESS XV must be completed online. Applications and all supporting material (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted by April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified in early May, 2019 whether or not they will be invited to participate in ACCESS XV.

Application submission is now closed.

The Fifteenth Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, ACCESS XV, will be convened at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, NY from July 25-28, 2019. ACCESS is convened every other year since 1991 in conjunction with the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Atmospheric Chemistry.

Participants will attend both ACCESS XV and the GRC in Atmospheric Chemistry, which will be held at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River in Newry, Maine from July 28 to August 2, 2019. 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, 2017, or his/her main thesis advisor must certify that in all probability the applicant will have received a doctorate by August 31, 2020. The applicant's thesis or postdoctoral research must be in the field of atmospheric chemistry.

Attendance at ACCESS 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 primary thesis advisor or postdoctoral advisor. Participation in ACCESS is highly competitive, as there are typically nearly 100 candidates, coming from the most prestigious institutions in the US and abroad. There are no nationality requirements regarding participation.


We thank the following organizations for their support!

Important Dates

Thu, Jan 24, 2019 Application submission opens
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 Deadline to submit an Application
Wed, May 15, 2019 Notification of acceptance (by e-mail)
Wed, May 15, 2019 Registration opens for accepted participants
Mon, Jul 15, 2019 Registration closes

Colloquium Information

For Additional Information

Please Contact:
Ernie R. Lewis, ACCESS Chair
Environmental & Climate Sciences Dept.
Building 815E
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Last Modified: July 10, 2019