International Activities

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In association with the ACS Committee on International Activities, the Office of International Activities (OIA) is the indispensable resource that advises and helps the American Chemical Society, the chemistry community, and individual chemists to advance globally. 

ACS international center

The ACS International Center™ is a new segment of the ACS website devoted to providing listings of programs and opportunities, ACS-sponsored and non-sponsored, for funding of international research.

Browse to access:
  • Funding and research schemes, searchable by country & level of experience
  • Info on the education systems, visa requirements, and language needs of other countries
  • A calendar of upcoming events such as meetings, webinars, and symposia to help you connect to other internationally-minded chemists


Upcoming Events

251st National Meeting, San Diego, CA - March 13-17 2016

Recent News

  • Do you wonder who visits this website around the world? We put together an infographic that details international visitors to See how you’re represented!

Image of ACS, CSS and SQM Presidents
  • At the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition in Ottawa, Canada, the Mexican Chemical Society President Lena Ruiz Azruara (Left), the Canadian Chemical Society President Youla Tsantrizos (Back) and the ACS President Dr. Diane G. Schmidt (Right) took the above photo.


International Division White Paper
In order to explore how best to facilitate interaction with international chemists, a working group was established between two governance committees: DAC (Divisional Activities Committee) as a representative to and liaison with the Technical Divisions, which are the home to the thought leaders in the various chemical disciplines; and IAC (International Activities Committees) as the representative for international members, which has the logistical and cultural expertise to facilitate interaction. The working group produced a White Paper that details the benefits, best practices and recommendations for international engagement. For more information or to get involved, please contact the OIA at

Chemical & Engineering News en Español!
C&EN pone a su disposición traducciones al español de sus artículos más populares

Chemical & Engineering News in Spanish!
C&EN offers Spanish translations of their most popular items

Visa/Travel Information

Travel to the U.S. - U.S. visa process, visa waiver program, resolving visa issues

Travel from the U.S. - Information about planning your trip, traveling and doing business in other countries

Programs and Activites

Programs & Events - OIA activites around the world

Global & Regional Activities - Conferences, symposia, and workshops around the globe

Science & Human Rights - Monitoring the world for violations of scientists' human rights

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About ACS International Activities

The ACS OIA has a variety of programs, international alliances, and activities that involves ACS staff, members, and other chemistry professionals. To learn more, see the International Activities Committee (IAC) page. Questions or comments? Email

International Chemical Sciences Chapters - Providing international members with a means of connecting outside of the U.S.

Global Alliances and Partnerships - Extending our reach to find solutions for challenges around the globe