CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence



CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Co-sponsored by InfoChem and Springer

The international scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) co-sponsored by InfoChem ( and Springer ( 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 three scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be presented at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX, March 16 – 20, 2014.  Applicants must be enrolled at a certified college or university and must present a poster during the Welcoming Reception of the division on Sunday evening at the National Meeting.  Additionally, they will have the option to also 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 in the CINF program in the session “CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence”.  PACS will be open for abstract submissions on August 12, 2013, and close on October 7, 2013.  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, 2014..  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 Sunday reception.  The contents shall reflect upon the student’s work and describe research in the field of cheminformatics and related sciences.

Guenter Grethe 


About InfoChem
InfoChem GmbH based in Munich, Germany, is a market leader in structure and reaction handling and retrieval. Founded in 1989, InfoChem focuses on the production and marketing of new chemical information products, including structural and reaction databases, and the development of software tools required for these applications. The main software tools provided are the InfoChem Fast Search Engine (ICFSE), the InfoChem Chemistry Cartridge for Oracle (ICCARTRIDGE) and the widely used InfoChem reaction classification algorithm CLASSIFY. InfoChem distributes one of the largest structural and reaction files worldwide, currently containing 7 million organic compounds and facts and 4 million reactions covering the chemical literature published since 1974 (SPRESI). In addition, InfoChem provides tools for the automatic recognition and extraction of chemical entities and their conversion into chemical structures as well as the semantic enrichment of chemical science documents. Springer GmbH (Berlin) has held a majority interest in InfoChem since 1991. For more infromation go to