Funded Division Innovative Project Grants

Innovative Project Grants are funded by the Divisional Activities Committee to experiment with new ideas and approaches to engaging members. Every division that receives an IPG files a report on their activity and the outcomes.

Model IPG Reports

If you are contemplating submitting a grant proposal or writing a final report, please review the following examples of successful events and reporting.

  • MEDI:  Medicinal Chemistry India 2013
  • ENVR:  Intersociety Initiative
  • PROF:  Out to innovate
  • AGFD:  Cajun Cooking
  • CELL:  Egg Food Safety

Fall 2015  

AGFD

Caribbean Cuisine Chemistry and Flavors
First AGFD Program at an ACS National Meeting focused on the Caribbean Region and initial involvement of the new University of West Indies International Student Chapter in Jamaica.

BIOT

Improved Web-User Interface Providing Webinar Training and Networking Opportunities to BIOT Members
Provide broad access to BIOT training, networking, and job announcement opportunities to our wide international membership.

CELL

Neighborhood Ecology Course (NEC)
Create the next generation of citizen scientists, community leaders, and environmental stewards who are interested in caring for the environment.

New Horizons in Sustainable Materials
Focus on the “young lions” in the fields of polysaccharide chemistry and renewable materials, including both graduate students and early career scientists.

CHED

Resolving the Big Picture: Bringing Molecules into Focus
Symposium organized entirely by graduate students, thereby presenting them with a unique professional development and networking opportunity.

CINF/CHED

Intercollegiate Cheminformatics Education Symposium
A project-based learning environment involving undergraduate chemistry students from multiple schools, residential faculty facilitators, and online guest lectures to provide the subject expertise.

COMP

Undergraduate Research and COMP
First COMP undergraduate symposium aimed at providing undergraduates with an opportunity to present short oral presentations of their work.

HIST

The History of Chemistry in High School Teaching Workshop
An interactive workshop with a project team comprised of a full range of chemical historians, high school teachers, and chemistry education experts.

I&EC

Realities of the Chemical Enterprise: Career Opportunities and Paths at the BS/BA Degree Level
Enable undergraduate students to think 'out of the box' in planning their educational and career paths by presenting options they may not have considered.

Symposia for Regional Meetings - Realities of the Chemical Enterprise: Career Opportunities and Paths
Assist recent undergrad alums to find fulfilling and lucrative employment in the chemistry fields.

INOR

Establishing UK-USA-Canada Connections
Create groups within inorganic chemistry across three societies (Royal Society of Chemistry, Canadian Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society) that will collectively address problems in chemistry.

NUCL

Support of NUCL Programming at NORM 2015 and Pacifichem 2015
Increase NUCL's presence in meetings such as Pacifichem that attract a considerable foreign participation.

POLY

Industrial Outreach and Collaboration
An initiative to provide value to industrial members by offering a venue for relevant programming to enhance networking and collaborations.

SCHB

SCHB Programming Support for Pacifichem 2015
Provide additional opportunities for Pacifichem speakers to meet other attendees and discuss their expertise and technology to address knotty problems in the chemical and related sectors.

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Spring 2015  

AGFD

ACS International Student Chapters Symposium
Develop the first ACS/AGFD International Student Symposium, to be organized in 2016 by an online network of newly chartered Student Chapters.

AGRO

Outreach Opportunities for Junior Chemists in the AGRO Division: Bridging the Gap between Students and Senior Scientists
Opportunity for postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and new faculty to network and share research.

CHAS

Division Strategic Planning

CHED

Academic Innovations for Tomorrow’s Industries
A symposium planned by students for students, with an impressive lineup of speakers, where attendees can discuss the future of scientific technologies with some of today’s greatest innovators.

COLL

Strategic Planning

HIST

Preservation of Film and Videos of Chemists and Chemistry
Concerted, multi-institutional effort to preserve film and video materials of chemists and chemistry for archival purposes, and digitized for access by scholars, teachers; even the general public.

ORGN

Recruitment Video Competition
Students make videos to effectively recruit new members through their creativity and use of humor

Placing Videos of Chemists and Chemistry on ORGN’s Website
Find, preserve and use video materials of historical importance online

PROF

Women in Innovation: Business and Commerce
An interactive symposium from member groups of the ACS Chemical Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council (CIEC) to feature women who have successfully commercialized chemistry to speak and interact directly with attendees at the ACS National meeting.

SCHB

Strategic Vision 2015 and Beyond

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Fall 2014

AGFD

Recruitment, Enhancement, and Retention of International Young Chemists
International Young Chemist Membership promotion program utilizing social media tools.

Creation of a 5-Year AGFD Strategic Plan
An urgent need to increase the number of “active” AGFD members through improving membership value.  

ANYL

Analytical Chemistry Strategic Planning Event and Student Engagement
Generate a set of 3-5 year goals and executable strategies that align with the strategic goals of the ACS and support the growth, vitality, and impact of the Analytical Chemistry Division.

CARB

Frontiers in Glycoscience
Innovative symposium designed to engage young scientists; alternating speakers between veteran leaders in the field, and promising young scientists.

ENVR

Environmental Chemistry Strategic Planning
A second strategic planning process to involve preliminary electronic input from Division membership

INOR

DIC Membership Drive: Recruit, Award and Engage Members
Organize a drive targeting young and underrepresented minority members to develop and run activities at national, regional, and local levels.

PHYS

Paired Graduate/Undergraduate Mentored ACS Meeting Experiences
Establish mentorships between undergraduates with graduate students to enable undergraduates to maximize their national meeting experiences.

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Spring 2014

AGRO

Increasing Recruitment, Retention, and Involvement of AGRO Division Membership
Provides a way for AGRO members to become acquainted with key officers and volunteers through a competitive, gaming and team-building activity.

Global Career Opportunities with Agrochemicals: Increasing AGRO Division
Advances cooperation between AGRO and IUPAC for outreach to younger and international chemists, and expands the use of new media tools (such as webinars) to promote ACS activities.

BIOT

Regional BIOT Networking Meetings
Provide students and young scientists with professional networking skills with more senior BIOT members.

CELL

3rd International Conference: Frontiers in Biorefining, Chemicals and Products from Renewable Carbon
Increase the participation of graduate students to ensure their progress in research for the long term.

CHED

Sustain-Mix (Sustainability Across the Divisions)
One of the few, if not the first, oral symposium that invites participation from all technical divisions.

Uniting International Chemical Societies Through a Traveling Symposium
Host an international traveling symposium, centered on a topic of universal concern: education for sustainable development and technological innovations.

ENFL

The First US-China Symposium on Energy
Builds a strong collaboration between the U.S. and China for the urgency of solving energy issues.

ENVR

ENVR: 100 Years of Environmental Stewardship
Engage junior researchers through highlighted oral and poster presentations, mentoring opportunities, and networking events to help retain future leaders, especially those from underrepresented groups.

I&EC

Celebrating Milestones of Technician Organizations Within the Society
Share the evolution of technician roles in the chemical enterprise over the last 50 years, as a vehicle to recruit new technician members, and to raise awareness of technicians in the ACS.

INOR

Developing a Strategic Plan for Division of Inorganic Chemistry
Maximize the impact of the Division beyond the one-year terms of many elected members.

MEDI

Delivering Relevant Web Content to Division Members
Utilize a state-of-the-art media intelligence service to automatically aggregate, display, and archive online content relevant to Division members.

NUCL

Increasing Awareness and Interest of K-12 Students and the General Public in Nuclear Chemistry and Technology
Improve public perception and raise awareness of nuclear chemistry and technology through public outreach.

Southeast Regional Meeting Symposium to Honor W. Frank Kinard
Highlight the contributions of many students who have been encouraged and mentored by a long-standing member of the Division.

POLY

Developing Young Chemists Presentation Skills and their Participation in ACS Through Video Activities
Offer young chemists the guidelines and infrastructure for interviewing other scientists, thereby increasing their investment in the success of the Division.

Strengthening Division Activities by Outreach to Meeting Attendees and Engaging Students
Through badge scanning, assess and follow-up with ACS National Meeting attendees who are interested in POLY activities.

PROF

Developing Short Video Ethics Scenarios for Ethics Education in Chemistry
Use YouTube to develop educational materials that can be adapted for an all-electronic textbook format for easy use by multiple institutions.

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For information on funded IPGs prior to Spring 2014, email DAC.