PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), have announced the 2011 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Award Program.

Qualifying organizations are invited to consider applying for one of this year's awards. The deadline for receipt of completed applications and proposals is November 1, 2010. Visit www.pittcon.org/website/grants.php to get information about the award, the application form, a description of the eligibility criteria and a list of previous award recipients.

Awards will be announced during the month of February 2011. Schools chosen will join the list of the more than 200 institutions honored since the inception of this program in 1974.