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Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (CCE): Scholarships / Competitions

Library information and resources for the CCE Division at Caltech. Resources for this guide were originally compiled and maintained by Dana Roth.

ACS Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award

ACS Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award: The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States. Grant funds are limited, but there are some funds designated for undergraduates.
March 1 for meetings between July 1 and December 31
September 15 for meetings between January 1 and June 30
More information and application instructions here!

ACS Chemical Information Division Scientific Excellence Award

CINF Scholarships for Scientific Excellence: The American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Information (CINF) organizes the international Scholarship for Scientific Excellence, sponsored by ACS Publications. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate and postdoctoral students working in cheminformatics and chemical information addressing problems around knowledge representation, management and modeling. The award seeks to identify novel uses of chemical information (structure and associated data such as physical properties or biological activities) and use of methods to characterize and visualize such information. Applications of methodologies from related fields such as data science, statistics and computer science are welcome. In addition to rewarding novel research, the award aims to foster involvement of awardees in CINF activities.

CAS Future Leaders

CAS Future Leaders Program: Join an elite group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership. The CAS Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with essential scientific, business and leadership training and a trip to the ACS National Meeting & Exposition, one of the most respected scientific meetings in the world. Applications usually open in February or March.
General information on the prize.

Reaxys PhD Prize

The Reaxys PhD Prize: The Reaxys PhD Prize is a highly prestigious competition and it’s also a great opportunity to engage with other chemists. Finalists receive an invitation to the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium in Amsterdam, lifelong membership in the Reaxys Prize Club, and permanent personal access to Reaxys. The three winners will each receive a cash prize of $2,000.
General information on the prize.