ACS Summer Institute Applications accepted now

Kate Stuart
April 23, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Upcoming Institute
Date:  August 3-7, 2015
Location:  ACS Headquarters, Washington, DC

Class of 2013
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About the ACS Publications Graduate Student & Postdoc Summer Institute

ACS Publications will hold its annual Graduate Student & Postdoc Summer Institute program this summer as part of its ongoing innovation process. The Summer Institute brings together creative graduate students and postdocs, who will help ACS Publications redefine how science is published, distributed, and incorporated into the research and learning workflow.

Students will explore new technologies, evaluate applications, and imagine an environment where scientists can better accomplish their scholarly research objectives. Among the topics for discussion are:

Mobile devices
Search/discovery and current awareness tools
Citation management tools
Chemistry-enabled word processors
New publication models

Call for Nominations

This year, the program will take place August 3-7, 2015 at ACS Headquarters in Washington, DC. As in previous years, the participants in this program will benefit from the interactions during our daily activities as well as from the connections they make with ACS staff and with each other.

We are interested in individuals who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in chemistry or related discipline, have been an author on at least one published article, have a demonstrated interest and expertise in technology related to the scholarly communication process, and are proficient SciFinder users. We will accept between 8 and 12 participants for the program. Note that we encourage applications from students currently studying internationally as well as those based in the United States.


We will provide travel expenses to Washington, DC, as well as a stipend of $1000. 

Application for the ACS Publications Graduate Student & Postdoc Summer Institute 2015

To apply for the ACS Publications Summer Institute 2015, please submit your application by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The application form includes sections for your contact information, information about your research program, and a space for a personal statement to briefly describe your research interests, your relevant experience in technology related to scholarly communication, and a description of one capability that if added to the ACS Publications website would increase your productivity or decrease your frustration.

Download the ACS Publications Summer Institute 2015 Application [PDF] (instructions included).

The application, as well as a short letter of support from your advisor and your CV should be sent to

We will notify candidates by May 22, 2015 as to whether or not they have been accepted into this year's Summer Institute.