The Division of Organic Chemistry announces a new program entitled the Graduate Research Symposium, which provides an opportunity for 50-75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue. This three-day symposium will take place on July 15-18 at Boston College in Boston, MA. There will be a number of invited speakers from industry and academia, and the invited students will have the opportunity to give an oral communication, a flash presentation, or present a poster. Workshops and additional opportunities for round-table discussions will be organized to inform students about opportunities available in the field and to gain important perspectives on their post-graduate school careers Attendance at the Symposia will be restricted to 50-75 graduate students that will be chosen using the following criteria: Eligibility will be restricted to those individuals completing their fourth year of graduate study and must be members of the Division of Organic Chemistry. No more than one person per research group and up to three people per institution may attend. Departments may nominate up to five individuals, taking into account diversity within the Department. The Chair and Co-Chair of the Symposium will select participants on the basis of a resume, a synopsis of research accomplishments and letters of recommendation. The Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship winners are eligible, but will only be allowed to give a poster and/or a flash presentation. The Division of Organic Chemistry will reimburse travel costs and will provide gratis registration and accommodation. Applications (Available from the Graduate Research Symposium page) for the program are due March 1, 2010 .