The Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research is a trust created under the will of Elizabeth Blee Frasch, administered by Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Trustee. The American Chemical Society advises the Trustee on the Frasch program. The purpose of the Foundation is to award grants to nonprofit incorporated institutions to support research in the field of agricultural chemistry which will be of practical benefit to the agricultural development of the United States.
Grants are awarded for a period of five years, subject to annual review and approval on evidence of satisfactory progress. Application submission for the 2012-2017 award period is closed.
The term “agricultural chemistry” is interpreted broadly by the ACS Committee on Frasch Foundation Grants. Supported research is primarily chemical or biochemical in nature. Because such research is often interdisciplinary, a joint effort by two scientists with expertise in different complementary fields may achieve the desired results; joint projects have been endorsed by the Frasch Committee. Projects which focus on nutrition, agronomy, genetics, or entomology are not usually favored. Proposals must provide opportunities for training students at the graduate, undergraduate, and/or postdoctoral levels.
The Herman Frasch Foundation encourages the dissemination of results of funded research through publications in scientific journals and presentations at professional meetings. Support of the Frasch Foundation should be acknowledged.