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Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Graduate & Postdoc Chemist Magazine

Find career advice, wellness, career paths, fellowships, and general topics related to grad student and postdoc life.


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Career Planning

Learn about career workshops, academic careers, networking, interviewing, and the new ChemIDP online tool.

Awards and Fellowships

Find research and postdoctoral fellowships, travel awards, leadership awards, and more.

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Browse meetings, workshops, short courses and symposia

*Please note that the Spring 2020 National Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, there is no consensus around a single definition of wellbeing. However, "in simple terms well-being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good." "Well-being integrates mental health (mind) and physical health (body) resulting in more holistic approaches to disease prevention and health promotion."

Professional Development & Networking

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

In this section, you will find programs and resources aimed to bring awareness on DEI issues and to increase diversity in the chemical sciences. 

Reports on Graduate Studies in Chemical Sciences

  • 2013 ACS Graduate Student Survey
    See the results of a survey of graduate students in the chemical sciences. Questions focused on career goals and preparation, quality of relationships with adviser(s) and peers, resources, funding and overall satisfaction with graduate school.
  • ACS Presidential Commission Report on Graduate Education
    Read the report which focuses on the purpose of graduate education in the chemical sciences and addresses important societal issues as well as the needs of graduate students.



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