FIZ CHEMIE – CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence – Call for Applications

Graduate and postdoctoral students in chemical information and related sciences are invited to apply for the 2012 CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence sponsored by FIZ CHEMIE. The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is given to young scientists who deliver outstanding contributions to the field of chemical information that aim at better use of knowledge to support research in Chemistry and computer-aided preparation. Applicants must be enrolled at a certified college or university. Deadline for applications is March, 31, 2012. Up to three scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded at the 244th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, August 19 – 23, 2012.

The scholarship is designed to honor scientific excellence and to foster students’ involvement in CINF. Posters accepted for the competition will be presented during the Welcoming Reception of the division on Sunday evening at the National Meeting. Winners will be chosen based on contents, presentation and relevance of the poster and they will be recognized during the reception. Winning posters will be marked “Winner of FIZ Chemie-CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence” at the poster session. Additionally, the applicants will have the option to also show their poster at the Sci-Mix session on Monday night.

To apply, please inform the Chair of the selection committee, Guenter Grethe at that you are applying for a scholarship. Abstracts for the poster must be submitted electronically through PACS, the abstract submission system of ACS. The contents shall reflect upon the student’s work and describe research in the field of chemical information and related sciences. Submit your abstract to using your ACS ID. If you do not have an ACS ID, follow the registration instructions and submit your abstract in the CINF program for the session “CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence”. PACS will be open for abstract submissions from January 23 to March 31, 2012. 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 June 30, 2012. Any questions related to applying for one of the scholarships should also be directed to his e-mail address.

CINF Homepage:
PACS to enter abstracts: to

For additional Information
CINF Selection Committee Chair
Dr. Guenter Grethe

Postfach 12 03 37
10593 Berlin, Germany


FIZ CHEMIE is a non-profit organization supported by the German federal and state governments with the primary task of providing those in science, education and industry with high-quality information services for general chemistry, chemical technology and related fields. FIZ CHEMIE maintains relationships with research and information institutes in Germany and abroad and has marketing agreements with partner organizations around the world. The technical information center is committed to the advancement and integration of technical information for chemistry at national and international levels. FIZ CHEMIE is an institute for the scientific infrastructure in the Leibniz Scientific Community (Leibnizgemeinschaft WGL).

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