SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Details

2014 SciFinder Future Leaders

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. 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?

The SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program is a unique opportunity for you to share your insights with those directly responsible for SciFinder. 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 attend the ACS National Meeting & Exposition, a platform for scientific professionals 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 is the award?

The applicants who best demonstrate academic accomplishment, a commitment to research and an appreciation of chemical information will be awarded the following:          

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

What are the program dates?

The call for applications for the 2014 program is closed. Next year’s call for applications will be announced in early 2015. Sign up to be notified by emailing


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