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CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Sponsored by Accelrys®


The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS), funded by Accelrys, is designed to reward graduate and postdoctoral students in chemical information and related sciences for scientific excellence and to foster their involvement in CINF. 

Up to two scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be presented at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA, March 25 – 29, 2012.  Applicants must be enrolled at a certified college or university and must present a poster during the CINF Welcoming Reception on Sunday evening at the National Meeting.  They will also have the option to show their poster at the Sci-Mix session on Monday night.  Abstracts for the poster must be submitted electronically through PACS, the abstract submission system of ACS.

To apply, please inform the Chair of the selection committee, Guenter Grethe, at, that you are applying for a scholarship. Submit your abstract at using your ACS ID.  If you do not have an ACS ID, follow the registration instructions and submit your abstract for "CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence."  PACS will be open for abstract submissions on August 22, 2011, and will close on October 17, 2011.  Additionally, please send a 2,000-word abstract describing the work, to be presented in electronic form to the Chair of the selection committee by January 31, 2012.  Any questions related to applying for one of the scholarships should be directed to the same e-mail address.

Winners will be chosen based on contents, presentation, and relevance of the poster and they will be announced during the reception.  The contents should reflect upon the student’s work and describe research in the field of cheminformatics and related sciences. Winning posters will be marked "Winner of Accelrys-CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence" at the poster session.

Guenter Grethe