Green Chemistry Grants

A primary objective of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to advance research in green chemistry by promoting funding, increasing opportunities, and developing information on the benefits of green chemistry. 

ACS Petroleum Research Fund

While the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) does not have a specific category of green chemistry research, several green chemistry projects have been supported by PRF. The program welcomes applicants with high quality fundamental research in the petroleum or fossil fuels fields which may have a "green" focus.

Learn more about the ACS Petroleum Research Fund

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grants

Request for Proposals

Proposals are being requested for a $50,000 one-year grant to assist the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable’s biopharma initiative. The focus of the R&D will be toward optimizing the water use in downstream processing steps for monoclonal antibody (mAb) production. Proposals are invited from public and private institutions of higher education worldwide. Deadline for receipt of proposals is January 31, 2016 at 5 pm EDT

2016 ACS GCI PR Research Grant for Greener Biologics Purification Methods


Closed Grants

  • 2015 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Flow Chemistry
  • 2014 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Iron Catalysis
  • 2014 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Reduction of Amides
  • 2013 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Green Fluorination of Pharmaceutically Relevant Organic Molecules
  • 2013 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Non-Precious Metal Catalysis