The SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program is dedicated to providing Ph.D. students and postdocs from around the world an opportunity to help shape the future of chemical information. This August 5-14, be among a select class awarded for their academic accomplishments, commitment to research and appreciation of chemical information.
Why should I apply?
During this all-expense-paid trip, you get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at SciFinder and see first-hand how CAS builds and maintains the most authoritative chemistry databases in the world.
You will also join an estimated 11,000-13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and postdoctoral students, and other professionals at the 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, CA.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible, you must be a current Ph.D. student or postdoctoral researcher in chemistry or related science. You must also be proficient in the principles of information retrieval, analysis and workflow, and have a working knowledge of multiple research information tools.
Employees and contractors of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees or contractors, whether or not related, are not eligible to apply.
What are the program dates?
|| Application Deadline
|| Selection Announcement
|| SciFinder Future Leaders program in Columbus, OH
|| ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA
How do I apply?
To apply, you must submit an application form by Sunday, March 30, 2014. Required information includes:
- Contact information
- Graduate program or postdoctoral appointment information
- Letter of recommendation from your advisor or mentor
- Curriculum vitae
(Information collected in the application form is protected by 128 bit SSL encryption.)
The 500 to 1,000-word essay should describe the value of SciFinder to your research. Selection is based on originality and clarity in describing how SciFinder is specifically integrated into your research process. Essays must be written in English.
What is the award?
The applicants who best demonstrate academic accomplishment, a commitment to research and an appreciation of chemical information will be announced in early May 2014. Each will be awarded the following:
- All-expense-paid trip to Columbus, OH
- All-expense-paid trip to San Francisco, CA to attend the 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
- Certificate of distinction
- $1,000 USD
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.