Corporation Associates Local Section Grant

The Committee on Corporation Associates provides funding for ACS Local Sections to promote industry-focused events at the local section level. Events can range from job fairs with local chemical employers, résumé writing workshops, networking receptions, hosted panel discussions with industry leaders and other similar forums to benefit those local section members employed in industry.

Upon review of a well-detailed event, Corporation Associates will fund local sections up to $1,000 to help subsidize the costs associated with producing and hosting these events.

To apply for the grant, please complete the application form using the link on the right.

Please note the following proposal deadlines for consideration during ACS national meetings:

  • February 15: Spring National Meeting
  • July 1: Fall National Meeting

Should you have any questions regarding the application process or otherwise, contact industry@acs.org.

Previous Grant Recipients

Minnesota: A joint career fair with the Upper Peninsula and Sioux Valley local sections with companies from each section participting to provide attendees an opportunity to interact with companies that are outside of their local area.

Northeastern: a career symposium for young chemists to learn about career paths while gaining essential job skills through a series of workshops and panels, and a reception allowing students to practice their new skills and interface informally with the speakers.

Portland: A poster session where undergraduates with research experience can connect with representatives of local industries, grad schools fellow students, and with the ACS, in hopes of attending meetings in the future and/or joining the Society.

Richland: A career fair spanning the Pacific Northwest that connects students and members of the Richland section with industries in the region.

Brazosport: An industrial networking reception event for the local ACS section in collaboration with other professional networks and industries.

Florida: A networking reception at the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, attended by graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and industry members.

Georgia: Host for the South East Regional Meeting (SERMACS) in Atlanta in November 2103. The meeting theme was "Building Chemical Bonds: Academia‐Industry‐Government" which featured a day of Industry related presentations, including an Entrepreneur session, an SBIR training workshop, and a Business Mixer.

Santa Clara Valley: An Undergraduate Speed Networking Session with Industrial Chemists at the 2013 Western Regional Meeting.

Alabama: A one-day event to expose graduating university students to industrial scientists and managers and discuss hiring practices, aspects of their job, and day‐to‐day operations.

Brazosport: A networking event to bring together industry members in the local section.

Delaware: A networking reception for industry members with a presentation by an ACS staffer on how best to utilize the ACS Network.

Indiana: A panel discussion with invited speakers Dr. Edward Burger and Dr. Michael Starbird, authors of “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking” to respond to questions from industrial ACS members.

Minnesota: A job/career fair to connect viable candidates with companies seeking chemists, including an ACS Career Consultant to speak on job hunting skills and help to review résumés.

Nashville: “ACS Industry Spotlight”, an opportunity for college students, young chemists and teachers to gain information about careers and employment with local industry. The event featured presentations, a recruiting panel, résumé feedback workshop, and time for networking.

Akron: A career workshop featuring a panel of chemical and HR professionals from diversified backgrounds to discuss opportunities in their related chemical industries, ACS Career Counselors to give guidance to job seekers on managing an effective job search and to offer résumés reviews, and representatives from various local employers and employment agencies to collect résumés for available positions.

Brazosport: A networking event to bring together industry members in the local section.

Central New York (formerly Syracuse): An event to provide local section members with an opportunity to choose a presentation from a career coach.

Lehigh Vally: A meeting tailored around the changes in industry; i.e., the loss of traditional basic manufacturing-related chemistry jobs in replace of high technical-related jobs, featuring a panel discussion and networking activites.

Midland: An event focused on technology careers to attract industry members, students and the general community with representatives available to promote careers in their areas/at their locations, workshops to address résumés writing, interviewing, career changes, post-career mentoring, and career planning, a panel discussion and a science café.

Ole Miss: A discussion with industrial chemists from outside the local section to deliver talks, recruit and interview students, provide résumé samples, and conduct mock interviews in one day visits to the campus of the University of Mississippi.

Philadelphia: An expansion of the local section career workshops and networking events to include additional speakers who might draw interest from the members across the employment spectrum (employed, unemployed, transitional, etc.) and light refreshments.

Pittsburgh: A full-day Job Searching for Chemical Professionals (JSCP) workshop and a half-day Job Searching for Chemical Technicians (JSCT) workshop. The workshops included morning sessions on résumé preparation, job searching, interviewing, the local job market, mock interviews, and information on local job fairs.

San Diego: A half-day career workshop aimed primarily at students hoping to enter the workforce upon graduation with a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in chemistry, featuring a panel of local professionals from the private and public sectors to provide career descriptions, insights and advice.