Undergraduate Research Grants

Time Extensions

If there are funds remaining in your PRF grant upon expiration, up to two, one-year, no-cost time extensions can be approved. Email your PRF Program Manager or the PRF office (prfinfo@acs.org) to request a time extension. For grants on time extension, only the annual financial report is required, and the annual personnel report if students were supported with PRF funds; the annual narrative report is optional.

Transferring Institutions

If you are moving to a new institution, your PRF research grant can usually be transferred with you. Please contact your PRF Program Manager or the PRF office (prfinfo@acs.org) for the necessary approval and forms.

Managing Your Active Grant

Name Format Purpose Deadline How to Submit
Grant Administration Form Word PDF For the initiation of newly awarded grants. Early start date (no earlier than the month after approval by the ACS Board of Directors), should be noted on the form.   Email to prfforms@acs.org
Grant Budget Revision Form Word Prior approval by PRF is required for changes to your grant budget.   Email the completed form to your PRF Program Manager along with justification for the proposed budget change.
Financial Statement Form Excel Required annually for grants that have been in effect for at least 12 months. Financial Officer's signature required. Oct 1st (for the period ending Aug 31st) Email signed report to prfreports@acs.org
Personnel Report
Required annually for grants that have been in effect for at least 12 months. Oct 1st (for the period ending Aug 31st) Submit online through your PRF applicant/grantee account.
Narrative Progress Report*   Required annually during term of the original grant agreement. Oct 1st (for the period ending Aug 31st) Submit online through the technical reporting site. Instructions are provided.
Bibliographic Citations**   To acknowledge support of the Donors of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. For published articles or book chapters only Submit online through the technical reporting site. Instructions are provided.


*Narrative Progress Reports

Report length should be no more than 1000 words plus a maximum of five images.  A graphic image for the Table of Contents is also required. Narrative progress reports will be published in the PRF Annual Report.

**Bibliographic Citations

In order to comply with the requirements of subsection (e) of Article SECOND of the Transfer Agreement, each report made and publication prepared by the principal investigator(s) in connection with ACS PRF grants shall acknowledge the support of this research to the Donors of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund in the following manner:

"Acknowledgment is made to the Donors of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for support (or partial support) of this research."

Use of the ACS PRF logo when acknowledging this support is encouraged. Download the ACS PRF logo.

ACS PRF compiles bibliographic citations of publications acknowledging support from the Petroleum Research Fund for publication in the PRF Annual Report. Bibliographic citations are submitted online. Please submit citations for published articles or book chapters only; do not submit for articles that are "in press". Do not send in reprints or preprints.