Corporation Associates Local Section & International Chapter Grants

The Committee on Corporation Associates provides funding for ACS Local Sections and International Chapters to promote industry-focused events at the local section and international chapter 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 and international chapter members employed in industry.

Upon review of a well-detailed event, Corporation Associates will fund local sections and international chapters 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

Georgia: a forum, organized by the Chemical Business Group of the Georgia Section, featuring Dr. Diane Grob Schmidt speaking about her vision for an enhanced relationship between ACS and industry.

Midland: an Emotional Intelligence (EI) workshop hosted by the Mid-Michigan Technicians Group.

Northeastern: a series of tours of industrial laboratories, worksites, and plants of chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston Area hosted by the Northeastern Section YCC. 

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.

Southeastern Pennsylvania: a Career Exploration Event in which local section members working in industry share their experiences with undergraduate students.

Shanghai International Chapter: a series of career development symposiums in Chemistry departments in several major universities in Shanghai area, including Fudan University, East China University of Science and Technology and East China Normal University. The purpose of the seminars was to encourage young chemists to pursue chemistry careers.

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.