Last Call for Applications: Young Scientists Can Receive a Scholarship for Outstanding Contributions to Chemoinformatics

The German/American award honors junior scientists who deliver outstanding contributions to chemical information and related sciences / Abstracts should be submitted through the new abstract submission system of ACS, PACS, before March 28, 2011 / The winn

Berlin / Alameda, (PresseBox) - Graduate and postdoctoral students are still invited to apply for the "2011 FIZ CHEMIE-CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence" until March 28, 2011. The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) funded by FIZ CHEMIE honors innovative ideas of the next generation of international researchers. It is given to young scientists who make considerable contributions to the field of chemical information thus advancing computer-aided preparation and the use of chemical knowledge. The award is also designed to foster students' involvement in CINF.

Up to three Scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded at the 240th ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO, August 28 - September 1, 2011. Applicants must be enrolled at a certified college or university. They have to present a poster during the Welcoming Reception of the division on Sunday evening at the National Meeting. Additionally, they can show their poster at the Sci-Mix session on Monday night. Winners will be announced during the reception. Winning posters will be marked "Winner of FIZ CHEMIE-CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence".

Abstracts for the poster to apply for the "FIZ CHEMIE-CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence" must be submitted electronically through PACS, the new abstract submission system of ACS, before March 28, 2011. (http://abstracts.acs.org). Along with the submission the Chair of the selection committee, Guenter Grethe has to be informed about the application at ggrethe@att.net. Additionally, a 2,000-word abstract describing the work to be presented must be sent in electronic form to Guenter Grethe by June 15, 2011. Any questions related to the application should also be directed to his e-mail address.

All entries will be judged by the following criteria: contents, presentation and relevance of the posters. The contents shall reflect upon the student's work and describe research in the field of cheminformatics and related sciences.

CINF Homepage: http://www.acsinf.org
PACS to enter abstracts: to http://abstracts.acs.org

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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. The organization is certified according to the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 quality standard. 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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