CCDG Travel Award

Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group

Travel Award Guidelines



The Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group is committed to promoting an interest in -and providing a forum for- the exchange of information in all areas of chromatography. Founded in 1961 by several pioneers in gas chromatography, CCDG was the first chromatography discussion group in the United States. Our motto, Sharing in Knowledge, has been the key to the accomplishments of the past and the challenges of the future.  As part of our philanthropy strategy, the group has established a travel award to a student using separation techniques in their undergraduate or graduate research to allow them to present their paper or poster at a major symposium.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree granting institution in the United States.
  • Applicants must be a member of CCDG


Maximum award amounts have been determined based on average cost of travel from Chicago to anywhere in the continental United States


Interested students must email with the following information:

  • Abstract
  • Conference/Symposium information
  • Acceptance Letter

All information submitted through the application process will be treated confidentially to the greatest extent possible while still allowing the review and processing of the application.

Selection Process

The CCDG board will review all applications and render the award selections.

The following criteria will be used to select recipients:

  • Relevance of the paper or poster submitted
  • Academic achievement
  • Applicant’s statement of goals and aspirations



If you have any questions about the CCDG Travel Award Program please email