SciFinder Future Leaders Details

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Why should I apply?

During an all-expense-paid trip this August 15-25, you get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how our scientists and technologists organize, analyze and share information that sparks discoveries. You will:

  • Expand your professional network as you engage scientists from all over the world.
  • Develop your SciFinder proficiency and master professional skills to help advance your career.
  • Increase your knowledge and exchange ideas about current and future research solutions.
  • Tour centers of innovation and technology to broaden your understanding of the scientific enterprise.

You’ll also travel to Philadelphia, PA to attend the 252nd ACS National Meeting & 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. See our Terms & Conditions for additional information.

What are the program dates?

April 10

Application Deadline


Selection Announcement

August 15-20

SciFinder Future Leaders program in Columbus, OH

August 21-25

252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA


What is the award?

The applicants who best demonstrate academic accomplishment, a commitment to research and an appreciation of research information will be announced in May 2016. Each will be awarded the following:

  • All-expense-paid trip to Columbus, OH
  • All-expense-paid trip to Philadelphia, PA to attend the 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition
  • Certificate of distinction
  • $1,000 USD

For additional information, see the program Terms & Conditions. If you have any questions, please contact

Future Leaders

Media Contact

 Name: Rhonda Ross
 Phone: 614-447-3624