SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Details


The call for applications is now closed. Check back soon to learn who will be our 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry! 

The SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program is dedicated to providing Ph.D. students and postdocs from around the world an opportunity to shape the future of chemical information. By sharing their immediate research needs and insight into what may be on the horizon, participants help CAS continue to innovate long term.

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’ll also travel to Boston, MA to attend the 250th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, “a platform to present, publish, discuss and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines.”

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?

April 5

Application Deadline


Selection Announcement

August 10-15

SciFinder Future Leaders program in Columbus, OH

August 16-20

250th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA


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 May 2015. Each will be awarded the following:

  • All-expense-paid trip to Columbus, OH
  • All-expense-paid trip to Boston, MA to attend the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
  • Certificate of distinction
  • $1,000 USD

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