Research Travel Awards of up to $2,400 are made to students who need extended research time at other institutions or venues. Travel must be directly related to the student’s proposed and approved research, and all expenditures must follow University regulations. This award is available only to Ph.D. students who have successfully completed the general examination in the Department of Chemistry. Students may receive this award once during their Ph.D. studies. Selection criteria include proposal content, the major professor’s recommendation letter and the overall scope of the proposal.
Charles E. Coates’ legacy of dedication to graduate study has been preserved over the years by the commitment, achievement, and high caliber of each class of graduate students. Their achievements could not be realized without the assistance of the Charles E. Coates Memorial Fund, established in 1964 in memory of one of LSU’s early professors of chemistry. The Coates Fund assists full-time chemical engineering, chemistry, and physics doctoral students in their research endeavors through four awards: outstanding dissertation, conference travel, research travel, and scholar research.
Be sure to consult the previous page for additional required application materials and deadlines!