Professional Development

CAS Future Leaders


The CAS Future Leaders program supports the growth of science leadership among early-career scientists. Since 2010, the program has awarded Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars opportunities to learn leadership skills, engage in scientific discourse, and connect with peer scientists and innovators from around the world.  The 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.


  • Expense-paid trip to CAS Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio
  • Expense-paid trip to ACS Fall 2025
  • $1,000 USD
  • 3-year ACS membership
  • Profile featured in Chemical & Engineering News magazine
  • Complimentary registration for the ACS meeting
  • Opportunity to present your research at the ACS meeting
  • Complimentary registration for an ACS Professional and Leadership
  • Development course at the ACS meeting
  • Lifetime membership in the CAS Future Leaders Alumni Community

Applications Due:  Jan 2025