Future Leaders Program

Apply for the 2020 CAS Future Leaders Program!

Join a group of elite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from around the world to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership.

August 10-15, 2020
CAS Future Leaders
Columbus, Ohio
August 16-20, 2020
ACS National Meeting
San Francisco, California

Learn how to apply and submit your application for the 2020 CAS Future Leaders program. Applications are due Sunday, January 26, 2020!

Join a group of elite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from around the world to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership.

August 10-15, 2020
CAS Future Leaders
Columbus, Ohio
August 16-20, 2020
ACS National Meeting
San Francisco, California

Learn how to apply and submit your application for the 2020 CAS Future Leaders program. Applications are due Sunday, January 26, 2020!

Why You Should Apply

Advance Your Career and Make Meaningful Impacts in Science

 

The CAS Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with leadership training and a trip to the ACS National Meeting & Exposition, one of the most respected scientific meetings in the world. 


Connections

Invaluable networking opportunities with peer scientists and renowned leaders

Perspectives

Inspiration from science-industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs and professional communicators

Insights

Exclusive leadership training and access to the expertise behind SciFindern, the world’s premier scientific information solution


2020 Program Benefits

Expense-paid trip to CAS Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio
Expense-paid trip to the ACS Fall 2020 National Meeting & Expo in San Francisco, California
$1,000 USD
1-year SciFindern access
3-year ACS membership
Profile featured in C&EN (2018 and 2019 articles)
Complimentary registration for the National Meeting
NEW! Opportunity to present your research at the National Meeting
NEW! Complimentary registration for an ACS Professional and Leadership Development course at the National Meeting
NEW! Lifetime membership in the CAS Future Leaders Alumni Community

Testimonials

"Beyond learning life lessons and skills from top leaders in the chemical industry, participating in Future Leaders gave me the opportunity to connect with inspiring scientists from all over the world, creating strong friendships with remarkable individuals who continue to be a source of support and motivation long after finishing the program."

—César A. Urbina-Blanco (2018), C&EN

"For a group of young scientists, strangers to one another, working in such diverse areas of chemical sciences, we connected on a level that no one had ever expected."
—Felicia Lim (2018), CAS Blog

"Being part of the Future Leaders transforms your life. You never forget the moment you get that email from CAS. But more importantly, you never forget the people you meet during the program."
—Fernando Gomollon Bel (2014), CAS Blog

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to apply? 

You must be a current Ph.D. student (or plan to be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in 2020) or postdoctoral scholar in chemistry or related science, with a working knowledge of multiple research information tools. 

How do you define “postdoctoral scholar”?

We broadly define postdoctoral scholars as those who are in an early period of mentored training following the completion of their doctoral studies.

Join our global network of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in chemistry and related sciences.

200 alumni
35 countries/regions

Contact Us

Not a Ph.D. student or postdoctoral scholar? Download our flyer to share with someone you know! See our Terms & Conditions for additional information, and if you have any questions, please contact the CAS Future Leaders team.