Corporation Associates Seed Grant

ACS Corporation Associates (CA) considers requests for seed grants that further CA's role in areas agreed upon by the Committee. Funding guidelines for each applicant are generally up to $5,000 per calendar year. CA suggests the following areas for consideration:

  • Education in the field of chemical sciences
  • Education of the public regarding the chemical industry
  • Enhancement of professionalism or safety in chemistry

CA seed grants should not be considered as continuous support, and are not intended to fund research projects. These grants are also not to be used for travel expenses or for purchase of equipment or materials (e.g. for laboratory demonstrations).

Proposal Content

The following information will be required to submit your funding proposals:

Name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number for the primary contact person.

  • Describe the problem or opportunity.
  • What has been done before within ACS or by others?
  • Why should it be of concern to both ACS and the chemical process industries?
  • How does it relate to CA's mission?
  • What will be done and by whom?
  • Who will benefit from this effort?
  • What results are expected?
  • What is the total cost of the project or program?
  • What is the total amount you are requesting from CA?
  • What other sources of funding have you pursued? Please provide a detailed list of anticipated expenses.

All proposals will be reviewed and decided upon during the ACS National Meetings.

February 15: Spring National Meeting
July 1: Fall National Meeting

You will be notified of the Committee's decision within two weeks following the national meeting.


Previous Grant Recipients

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry: a symposium entitled "Separation Science and Technology (SST) as a Convergence Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering and Materials: Recovery of Critical Materials from Solutions and Wastes" to held during the 248th National Meeting in San Francsico, CA.

ACS Division of Chemical Education: asymposium entitled “Elements in Transition: Is Chemistry Facing Revolution or Recession?”, focusing on current and pressing issues related to ethics, funding, post-graduate employment, and the impact of technology on publishing.

Southwest Regional Meeting of ACS: support for the Center for Innovation, which brings together technology, capital and talent to match market needs with research capabilities of industry, academia and government.

ACS Younger Chemist Committee: A forum for industrial chemists to meet international chemists, where students and industrial scientists can build their international networks, as well as continue to build a foundation for a more active industrial and international representation of ACS.

ACS Division of Chemical Education: an energy-themed symposium with a goal of exploring the many ways that scientists investigate the role of energy in areas such as nanotechnology, molecular biology, catalytic, synthetic and physical chemistry.

ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety: development of a safety certificate program for laboratory and chemical safety training/education of graduate students in the chemical sciences, featuring web-based modules that will enhance the student’s knowledge and awareness of the best practices in laboratory and chemical safety.

ACS Division of Chemical Education: a symposium focused on education in the field of chemical sciences and education of the public regarding the chemical industry, taking place during the 244th National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry: a one-day symposium for industry and academia to present and share their work and best practices on operations and safety in pilot plant environments.

ACS Division of Business Development and Management: support for the formation of the Chemical Entrepreneurship Council (CEC) whose charge is establishing the infrastructure to provide training to chemistry faculty and students on how to form start-up companies based on a laboratory invention and later securing the necessary funds.

Chicago Local Section of ACS: support for the Illinois Sections of ACS State Fair, in which 10 ACS local sections collaborate to provide public outreach in a non-traditional setting with emphasis on young children and teacher education.

ACS Division of Chemical Information: a symposium focusing on the use of RDF and related semantic web technologies in chemistry, addressing both specific technologies as well as applications of these technologies in various topics of chemistry - including publishing, drug development and discovery, and chemical databases.

ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry: a one-day symposium for industry and academia to present and share their work and best practices on operations and safety in pilot plant environments.