International Student Chapter Leadership Development Travel Grant

The purpose of this award is to facilitate the participation and leadership development of international student chapter members at the Annual Student Conference and to strengthen AIChE's relationship with these future global leaders. Up to eight travel grants will be awarded to International Student Chapter leaders for the Annual Student Conference.  This Award is generously supported by The AIChE Foundation.  Developing AIChE’s international undergraduate Student Chapters is one of the cornerstone initiatives in AIChE’s plan to increase its global presence, recruit international members and serve the profession as it is practiced throughout the world.

2018 Travel Grant Winners Interviewed

To learn more about the experiences of past International Student Chapter Leadership Development Travel Grant recipients, check out their ChEnected blog posts & video interviews.

2019 International Student Chaper Leadership Development Travel Grant

July 8, 2019
Award Administrator(s): 

Recipients will receive:

  • Roundtrip airfare to conference location
  • Complimentary registration to the Annual Student Conference
  • Hotel accommodations*

​*Recipients are responsible for all their ground transportation costs, visa application fees, food and drink expenses.  Winners will be expected to attend events on schedule provided by AIChE.  If the winner wants to have time to tour the city, they should plan on scheduling additional days before or after the conference (at the winner's expense). 

The travel grant will be awarded on the basis of leadership involvement in the nominee's Student Chapter and Executive Student Committee (ESC) activities, academic achievement, and strength of nomination from the Student Chapter Advisor.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nominee must be an active AIChE undergraduate student member at the time of the nomination
  • Nominee must be a past or current leader of an AIChE Student Chapter located outside the U.S. and Canada at the time of the nomination
  • Nominee must be a past, current, or incoming member of the AIChE Executive Student Committee (ESC) at the time of the nomination
  • Nominee must be an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please note: students graduating in 2019 and 2020 are not eligible
  • Nominee's student chapter must submit its Student Chapter Annual Report by July 1. Note: Student Chapters who were approved after 12/31/2018 are exempt from this requirement.

Nomination Process:

  • Nominations must be made by the Student Chapter Advisor and only one nomination will be accepted from each International AIChE Student Chapter. ​

  • The nominee must provide the advisor with 1) their AIChE membership ID number, 2) a CV/Resume, and 3) an essay outlining Student Chapter and regional development objectives and plans to apply and transfer the knowledge from their experience at the Annual Student Conference to the student members in their chapter and other chapters in their region and beyond.
  • The Student Chapter Advisor gathers all application pieces and submits the nomination online:

Click Here for Nomination Form

Award Winners

Johan Quintero
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogota
Darshan Soni
Ahmedabad University
Rohit Chaudhari
MIT World Peace University
Ahmed Tawfiq
Cairo University
Aya Shahin
An-Najah National University
Karan Saxena
NIT Rourkela
Lakshmi Mohan
VIT University
Zineb El Amrani Joutey
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Xiangyu You
Nanjing Tech University
Ayush Mishra
Maharashtra Institute Of Technology, Pune
Ahmed Fawzy
Cairo University
Leonardo Barbosa
SENAI CIMATEC School of Technology
Shanza Baig
NED University of Engineering and Technology
Shreya Arora
Vellore Institute of Technology
Sarah Alkhatib
United Arab Emirates University
Laura Andrea Acosta Figueredo
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Moosa Al Lawati
Sultan Qaboos University
Ayotunde Alabi
Obafemi Awolowo University