Student Travel Grants

 

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) encourages students’ interest in glass industry careers, by offering travel grants to students attending the Conference on Glass Problems (GPC).  Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

Student Travel Grants help support student travel to the 82nd GPC.  GMIC will award student travel grants in the amount of $500.00 to offset student travel expenses.  All students can attend the 82nd GPC without travel grant support.  All students are eligible to receive complimentary registration to the 82nd GPC, Short Course and the GMIC Symposium and reduced-price lodging.

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) of the American Ceramic Society have received a generous grant from the O-I Charities Foundation and Air Products, a world leader in industrial gas supply and technology to support student travel grants.

Student Travel Grant Application Process:

  • Submit a 1-2 page CV, including your complete contact information.
  • Submit a statement describing how the conference will benefit you.
  • Email your CV and statement to Donna Banks, [email protected].

Student Travel Grant Application Deadline:

  • Student travel grants are available on a first-come – first-serve basis.
  • Deadline to apply is September 23, 2021.

Travel Grants Award Date:

  • Travel grant awards will be announced October 1, 2021.

Requirements:

  • Submit a 1-2 page CV, including your complete contact information.
  • Submit a statement describing how the conference will benefit you.
  • Email your CV and statement to Donna Banks, [email protected]
  • Students must register for the 82nd Conference on Glass Problems via the online registration at glassproblemsconference.org. Separate registration is required for the Short Course and GMIC Symposium.
  • Students must attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Monday November 1, 2021 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Failure to attend the meeting removes eligibility to receive the student travel grant.  The student ambassador meeting is designed to introduce students to “ambassadors”, who are professionals from the glass industry, who will help the students make the most of the conference opportunity.