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Support the International Chemistry Olympiad
10 July 2007, IUPAC President Bryan Henry signed a Memorandum of Understanding
with Manfred Kerschbaumer, chairman of the Steering Committee of the
International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), to formalize IUPACs support
IUPAC will provide USD 10 000 to the IChO to help economically disadvantaged
countries participate in the Olympiad. Countries that wish to apply
for support may submit a written request to the chair of the Steering
Committee of the IChO. IChO will manage, administer, and distribute
the funds according to the following criteria:
* countries that cannot afford the participation fee and therefore
cannot participate in the IChO
* countries that cannot travel with a team of four students
* countries that cannot travel with two mentors.
The unused portion of any grant will be provided to next years
host. In future Olympiads, the IUPAC president (or his or her nominee)
will be invited to speak at the closing ceremony of the IChO and to
take part in the gold medal presentations. Financial support will begin
for the 40th IChO in Budapest, Hungary, in 2008.
<announcement published in Chem.
For updates about the 40th International Chemistry Olympiad (1221
July 2008, Budapest), visit <www.icho.hu>
> For a report on the 39th International Chemistry Olympiad (1623
July 2007, Moscow), see Chem.
For an overview of the International Chemistry Olympiad, written by
Jan Apotheker, see Chem.