GRS Nominations Now Open – Due by March 4th

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The DOC Graduate Research Symposium, which provides an opportunity for graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue will take place at Duke University in Durham, NC (Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14, 2019).  For more details and link to the nomination …

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Graduate Research Symposium – Deadline Extended to March 12th.

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The DOC 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 will take place at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN (Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2018).  For more details and link to the …

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Upcoming Graduate Research Symposium

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2019 Graduate Research Symposium
at Duke University – Durham, NC
July 11-14, 2019

We thank the 2019 GRS Sponsors: 

AbbVie, ACS Publications, Adesis, Amgen, Apeel Sciences, Biogen,  Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline,  Incyte, Janssen, Kallyope, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Organic Reactions, Organic Syntheses, Pfizer, PPG Industries, Prelude Therapeutics, Takeda

The DOC 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 will take place at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM (July 23 through  July 26, 2020). 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, 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 criteria

  • Individuals must be completing their fourth year of graduate study.
  • Individuals must be must be members of the Division of Organic Chemistry–the student’s ACS number will be requested in the application form.
  • 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 Co-Chairs of the Symposium will select participants on the basis of a résumé, a synopsis of research accomplishments and a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor.
  • Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Registration and Travel Expenses

The Division of Organic Chemistry will provide gratis registration for the meeting, which includes meals and accommodation. The Division has LIMITED funds available for travel support (up to $400), so applicants are strongly encouraged to seek support from other sources.

Application/Nomination Process

The deadline for submission is March 2nd, 2020

Nominations should be submitted by the candidate’s recommender who must be a member of the Organic Division via this online submission form.

A complete nomination shall consist of:

  1. The completed application form (available here as a MS Word file) with details about the applicant’s background and training.
  2. One letter of recommendation that comments on the academic record, productivity, and career potential of the applicant.
  3. A letter from the Chair of your Department stating that the nominee is one of not more than five (5) candidates from your Department.

All documents must be combined and submitted as a single PDF file in the order specified above (Application Form, Letter of Recommendation, Letter from Chair).

Please name the file using the following format: Candidate’s Last Name_First Name-GRS.pdf (i.e. Smith_David-GRS.pdf)

Graduate Research Symposium Application (GRS Application)

We are no longer accepting applications for the Graduate Research Symposium. Thank you for your interest.

History of the Graduate Research Symposium

The ACS Graduate Research Symposium was conceived and initiated by Professors P. Andrew Evans and Gary A. Molander through the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry. The aim of the symposium was provide 50-65 rising fifth year graduate students in organic chemistry an opportunity to present their work in front of their peer group and interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies and publishers at a single venue. Workshops provide these students with valuable advice and insights as they are about to embark on their post-PhD independent careers. The Symposium is held each year in late July at a designated location in the United States and rotates between the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest on a three-year cycle. The first meeting was held at Boston College in 2010 and thus the meeting is now midway through its fourth cycle.


The 2019 GRS

The Tenth ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
Duke University in Durham, NC from July 11 – 14, 2019
View the 2019 Program

 

Sponsors:

AbbVie
ACS Publications
Adesis
Amgen
Apeel Sciences
Biogen
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celgene
Corteva Agriscience
FMC
Genentech
Gilead
GlaxoSmithKline
IMF Therapeutics
Incyte
Janssen
Kallyope
Lilly
Merck
Novartis
Organic Reactions
Organic Syntheses
Pfizer
PPG Industries
Prelude Therapeutics
Takeda
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2019 Graduate Research Symposium
at Duke University in Durham, NC
July 11-14, 2019

The 2018 GRS

The Ninth ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
Indiana University in Bloomington, IN from July 26 – 29, 2018
View the 2018 Program

 

Sponsors:

AbbVie
ACS Publications
Adesis
Amgen
Apeel Sciences
Biogen
BluePrint Medicines
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Boehringer Ingelheim
Celgene
Corteva Agriscience
Genentech
Gilead
GlaxoSmithKline
IMF Therapeutics
Incyte
Janssen
Lilly
Merck
Novartis
Nurix
Organic Reactions
Organic Syntheses
Pfizer
PPG Industries
Sigma-Aldrich
Takeda
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2018 Graduate Research Symposium
at Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
July 26-29, 2018

The 2017 GRS

The Eighth ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from July 20-23, 2017
View the 2017 Program

 

Sponsors:

AbbVie
ACS Publications
Amgen
Apeel Sciences
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Boehringer Ingelheim
Celgene
Dow AgroSciences
Genentech
Gilead
GlaxoSmithKline
Incyte
Intel
Janssen
Klarquist
Lilly
Merck
Novartis
OBI
Organic Reactions
Organic Syntheses
OTRADI
Pfizer
PPG Industries
Sigma-Aldrich
TCI America
Thermofisher Scientific
Trans World Chemicals
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2017 Graduate Research Symposium at Portland State University in Portland, OR
July 20-23, 2017

The 2016 GRS

The Seventh ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA from July 28-31, 2016.
View the 2016 Program

 

Sponsors:

AbbVie
ACS Publications
Amgen
Apeel Sciences
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celgene
Dow AgroSciences
Eli Lilly
Genentech
Gilead
GlaxoSmithKline
Johnson and Johnson
Klarquist
Merck
Novartis
Organic Reactions
Organic Synthesis
Pfizer
Sanofi
Sigma-Aldrich
Universal Display Corporation
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2016 Graduate Research Symposium at Bryn Mawr, PA
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2016 Graduate Research Symposium at Bryn Mawr, PA
July 28-31, 2016

The 2015 GRS

The Sixth ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
St. Edward’s University – Austin Texas from July 23 – 26, 2015.
View the 2015 Program

 

Sponsors:

AbbVie
ACS Publications
Amgen
Aspira
Celgene
Eli Lilly
Genentech
Gilead
GSK
H3 Biomedicine
Merck
Milliken
Pfizer
Sanofi
Sigma-Aldrich
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2015 Graduate Research Symposium
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2015 Graduate Research Symposium
at the St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX
July 23-26, 2015

The 2014 GRS

The Fifth ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
the University of California, Irvine from July 24 – 27, 2014.
View the 2014 Program .

 

Sponsors:

AbbVie
ACS Publications
Amgen
Aspira
Celgene
Eli Lilly
Genentech
Gilead
GSK
H3 Biomedicine
Merck
Milliken
Pfizer
Sanofi
Sigma-Aldrich
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2014 Graduate Research Symposium at the University of California, Irvine
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2014 Graduate Research Symposium
at the University of California, Irvine
July 24-27, 2014

The 2013 GRS

The Fourth ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
the University of Delaware from July 25 – 28, 2013.
View the 2013 Program .

 

Sponsors:

AbbVie
ACS Publications
Amgen
Celgene
Chiromics
Eli Lilly
Genentech
H3 Biomedicine
Merck
Pfizer
Sanofi
Sigma-Aldrich
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2013 Graduate Research Symposium at the University of Delaware
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2013 Graduate Research Symposium
at the University of Delaware
July 25-28, 2013

The 2012 GRS

The Third ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
the University of Colorado, Boulder from July 26 – 29, 2012.
View the 2012 Program .

 

Sponsors:

ACS Publications
Abbott Laboratories
Amgen
Array Biopharma
Genentech
H3 Biomedicine
Eli Lilly
Merck
Principia
Sanofi-Aventis
Sigma-Aldrich
University Display Corporation
GRS2012_GroupPhoto
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2012 Graduate Research Symposium University of Colorado, Boulder
July 26-29, 2012

The 2011 GRS

The Second ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at
the University of California, Santa Barbara from July 14 – 17, 2011.
View the 2011 Program .

 

Sponsors:

ACS Publications
Abbott Laboratories
Amgen
Dow Chemical
Exxon Mobil
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
Eli Lilly
Milliken
Organic Letters
Sanofi Aventis
Sigma Aldrich
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2011 Graduate Research Symposium at UC Santa Barbara
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2011 Graduate Research Symposium at UC Santa Barbara
July 14-17, 2011

The 2010 GRS

The First ORGN Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held at Boston College from July 15 – 18, 2010.
View the 2010 Program .
The first GRS was highlighted in a C&EN article (2010, 88(31), 59-60). (ACS Membership Required to Access)

 

Sponsors:

ACS Publications
Abbott Laboratories
Amgen
Dow Chemical
Genentech
GlaxoSmithKline
Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer
Sanofi Aventis
Sigma Aldrich
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 2010 Graduate Research Symposium at Boston College
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
2010 Graduate Research Symposium at Boston College
July 15-18, 2010