Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars


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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

Professional Development & Networking

  • Catalyzing Career Networking (C2N)
    Communicate your career goals during your research presentation at an ACS National Meeting.
  • ACS Technical Divisions
    Take advantage of opportunities in your discipline! Look for networking opportunities, awards, and fellowships as you develop leadership and team-building skills with professionals in your field.
  • Younger Chemists Committee
    Grow and increase your involvement in ACS at all levels through professional opportunities for younger chemists and professionals.
  • Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee
    Plan symposia for ACS national meetings while developing leadership skills and a professional network.
  • ACS Webinars on Scientific Writing
    Learn how to improve your scientific writing skills, write better abstracts, capture attention with your research proposals and more.
  • And Gladly Teach
    Receive tips and advice from this complimentary resource book for chemists who are considering an academic career.
  • ACS Career and Professional Development Postcard
    Peer review is the practice of subjecting scholarly work to the scrutiny of experts in the field, with the goal of validating and improving the content prior to publication.
  • ACS International Center
    Learn about international research experiences that have the potential to shape your career.

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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Prospective Graduate Students

Resources for International Students and Postdocs