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:

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

At this time we are not accepting proposals for ND, DNI, UR, and UNI grant programs.  The next submission window will be from Monday, September 19, 2016 to Friday, October 21, 2016 and the submitted proposals will be considered at the May 2017 ACS PRF Advisory Board Meeting.

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 19, 2016 to October 21, 2016.
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 19, 2016 to October 21, 2016.
Research Grants for Non-Doctoral Departments
Undergraduate Research (UR) Grants for undergraduate faculty Faculty from non-doctoral departments Next window: September 19, 2016 to October 21, 2016.
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 19, 2016 to October 21, 2016.