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:
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 14, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015 and the submitted proposals will be considered at the May 2016 ACS PRF Advisory Board Meeting.
|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 14, 2015 to October 16, 2015.|
|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 14, 2015 to October 16, 2015.|
|Research Grants for Non-Doctoral Departments|
|Undergraduate Research (UR)||Grants for undergraduate faculty||Faculty from non-doctoral departments||Next window: September 14, 2015 to October 16, 2015.|
|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 14, 2015 to October 16, 2015.|
|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|
|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|