Travel Grants and Scholarships

The Coblentz Society is committed to fostering the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy and the professional development of scientists practicing in this area.  To further these aims, the Society is pleased to announce the creation of three grants designed to assist students and young career professionals.
These grants are:

     Travel grants to assist in defraying the cost of travel to one of the conferences where the Coblentz Society is an active participant.  These include Pittcon, SciX, EAS, ICAVS and ISMS. The travel grants will be awarded based on participation in the scientific community as well as presentations of research at the conference.

     Childcare grants are designed to assist parents, especially when both parents are involved in the scientific community, by defraying childcare costs either provided through a conference or provided at the applicant’s home to allow parents to attend one of the designated conferences.

     Scholarships for courses offered by Infrared & Raman Courses, Inc.   The scholarships are meant to defray part of the tuition costs of these courses. These courses are Coblentz-affiliated activities and have been presented annually for over 50 years, historically at MIT and Bowdoin College.  The aim of the courses is to provide a rigorous foundation for interpretation of vibrational spectra.

Applications for these grants can be obtained from the Society by contacting office manager Mary Carrabba at  We encourage those who are interested to apply soon; applications for SciX must be reviewed by September 15 and applications for scholarships must be reviewed by September 1.