Scholarship for Scientific Excellence: Call for Applications

The international scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsored by ACS Publications ( is designed to reward 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 awarded at the 255rd ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018. Student applicants must be enrolled at a certified college or university; postdoctoral fellows are also invited to apply. The applicants will present a poster during the welcoming reception of the Division on Sunday evening at the national meeting. Additionally, they will have an option to show their posters at the Sci-Mix session on Monday night. Abstracts for the poster must be submitted through MAPS, the abstract submission system of ACS.

To apply, first submit your abstract on using your ACS ID (if you do not have an ACS ID, follow the registration instructions). Submit your abstract to the CINF program in the session “CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Student Poster Competition”. MAPS will be open shortly and submissions are due by October 16, 2017. Second, please send a 2,000-word abstract (including references) describing the work to be presented to Stuart Chalk ( by January 31, 2018. Note: to be considered for the scholarship you must send the long abstract by the deadline. 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 the content, presentation, and relevance of the poster, and their names will be announced during the Sunday reception. The content should reflect upon the student’s work and describe research in the field of cheminformatics and related sciences.

Stuart Chalk
CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence