Professional Development

2023 CAS Future Leaders Call for Applications

Join a group of elite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from around the world to take the next steps in your leadership journey. The 2023 CAS Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with leadership training and a trip to the ACS National Meeting & Exposition, one of the most respected scientific meetings in the world.

Why you should apply

  • Connections: Invaluable networking opportunities with peer scientists and renowned leaders
  • Perspectives: Inspiration from science-industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and professional communicators
  • Insights: Exclusive leadership training and access to the expertise behind CAS SciFindern, the world’s premier scientific information solution  


  • Expense-paid trip to CAS Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio - August 15-20, 2022
  • Expense-paid trip to ACS Fall 2022 in Chicago, Illinois - August 21-25, 2022
  • $1,000
  • 3-year ACS membership
  • Profile featured in C&EN (2018 and 2019 articles)
  • Complimentary registration for the National Meeting
  • Opportunity to present your research at the National Meeting
  • Complimentary registration for an ACS Professional and Leadership Development course at the National Meeting
  • Lifetime membership in the CAS Future Leaders Alumni Community

Applications Due: Sunday, January 29, 2023