Supporting Scholars from Around the Globe

The Science & Scholarship Committee is responsible for identifying and managing initiatives that invest in the future of science by supporting students and educators who represent the future scientific interests of our global membership.

Our Initiatives:

  • International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Special Awards Organization: Awards scholarships to student research projects at ISEF, the world’s largest global science competition that attracts over 1,600 high school students from 64 countries. Click here to learn more.
    • Click here to read more about our 2022 recipients.
    • Click here to read more about our 2021 recipients.
    • Click here to read more about our 2020 recipients.
  • Key Contributors Campaign: Enables individuals and companies to make online and check contributions that support the ISEF Special Awards. The campaign has closed for this year’s awards but will reopen in Fall 2023 for the 2024 ISEF Special Awards cycle.
  • ISEF Education Outreach Day Sponsor: Supports this event that brings over 3,000 local students, many from underserved communities and schools, to view the exhibits and participate in hands-on science activities at ISEF.
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant Tour: Offers tours at DCAT member company manufacturing facilities to select scholarship winners.
  • Careers in Pharma: DCAT’s newest initiative to create content for university students regarding the wide variety of career opportunities available in the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Careers in Pharma: A Q&A with Industry Professionals – In this recorded video, industry professionals provide knowledge and answer questions about working in the industry and how to get started.


The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) awarded scholarships of USD 5,000 each to five student finalists who participated in the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Dallas, Texas, US on May 15-18, 2023. Click here to read the full press release.