SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Details

2014 SciFinder Future Leaders

The call for applications is now closed. Check back in early May to learn who will be our 2014 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 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?

March 30  Application Deadline
Early May  Selection Announcement
August 5-9  SciFinder Future Leaders program in Columbus, OH
August 10-14  ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA

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


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