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:
We are currently accepting research proposals for ND, DNI, UR, and UNI grants to be considered at the May 2016 ACS PRF Advisory Board Meeting. All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. ET Friday, October 16, 2015.
|Research Grants for Doctoral Departments|
|New Directions (ND)||Grants for new directions in research||Faculty from Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities||5:00 PM ET, 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||5:00 PM ET, October 16, 2015|
|Research Grants for Non-Doctoral Departments|
|Undergraduate Research (UR)||Grants for undergraduate faculty||Faculty from non-doctoral departments||5:00 PM ET, 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||5:00 PM ET, 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|