Grant Programs

ACS PRF research grant programs support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and development of the next generation of engineers and scientists through advanced scientific education. Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science. Membership in the American Chemical Society is not a requirement or a factor in awarding ACS PRF grants.

Information on PRF grants is available for:

Program Description Eligibility Submission Deadline
Research Grants for Doctoral Departments
New Directions (ND) Grants for new directions in research Faculty from Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities Next window: September 15, 2014 to October 17, 2014.
Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Starter grants for new faculty Faculty from Ph.D.-granting departments within the first 3 years of their first academic appointment Next window: September 15, 2014 to October 17, 2014.
Research Grants for Non-Doctoral Departments
Undergraduate Research (UR) Grants for undergraduate faculty Faculty from non-doctoral departments Next window: September 15, 2014 to October 17, 2014.
Undergraduate New Investigator (UNI) Starter grants for new faculty Faculty from non-doctoral departments within the first 3 years of their first academic appointment Next window: September 15, 2014 to October 17, 2014.
Special Programs
Scientific Education (SE) Grants for travel expenses of foreign speakers Organizers of conferences in the USA and Canada Suspended
Undergraduate Faculty Sabbatical (UFS) Matching grants for undergraduate faculty sabbaticals Faculty from non-Ph.D. granting colleges and universities Suspended
Supplemental Awards
Summer Research Fellowships (SRF) Supplements to current grants for visiting undergraduate faculty Principal investigators with active PRF research grants Suspended
Supplements for Underrepresented Minority Research (SUMR) Supplements to current grants for undergraduates Principal investigators with active PRF research grants Suspended