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 are not intended to fund the following:

  • Research
  • Purchase of equipment, chemistry kits, etc.
  • Travel  exclusively
  • Any activities or  programs that may be considered  illegal in respective areas (states/countries/regions)

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 to address the issue?
  • Why should it be of concern to both ACS and the chemical 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.

Deadlines to allow for consideration during 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 Universiti Sains Malaysia Student Chapter: a one-day workshop entitled “Bridging the Gap between Industry and Chemical Graduates,” involving industry experts sharing their knowledge with the students. 

ACS Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee: a full-day graduate student symposium entitled “Academic Innovations for Tomorrow’s Industries,” held at the Fall National Meeting in Boston. 

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.