Global Innovation Grant: Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

ACS bodies including: local sections, technical divisions, international chapters and governance committees are eligible to apply for this grant.

What does the award cover?

The award covers up to US$5,000 of expenses related in any way to the project. If you have a question about a certain expected expense, please email us at gig@acs.org to find out if a certain expense can or cannot be covered by the GI Grant.

What are requirements of successful applicants?

Successful applicants are subject to the following requirements upon acceptance of the GI Grant award:

  • Agreement to use funds solely for activities related to the project approved in the grant proposal application
  • Spend the award funds before December 31st, 2014
  • Repay any unused portion of the funds to ACS
  • Make timely arrangements using economy class tickets, if travel is required.
  • Maintain records to account for the use of grant funds.
  • Cooperate with any efforts of ACS International Activities to publicize the grant award and its outcomes.
  • Comply with reasonable requests from ACS International Activities for information about program activities.
  • Submit a final report (2 pages or less) outlining an account of all expenses, key activities, numbers served, impact, and future plans no later than January 31st, 2015.

What is the application procedure?

To apply for a Global Innovation grant, fill out an application by clicking the link below. Please note, if you plan to exit and return to your application, create an account before starting. After registering, all content previously included in the application will be lost. Do not forget to download, fill out and upload the budget planning form with your application. If you do not include this file, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Can a Global Innovation Grant be linked with other funding for a larger scale project?

Yes. You must outline in your application the entire budget for your proposed project/event, including self and other outside funding.

Can I reuse my unsuccessful application from last year?

Past applications will not be reviewed during the selection process of this year’s GI Grants, so you will not be penalized for submitting an application from a previous year. However, if your application was unsuccessful in a previous year, it is recommended that you review the merits of it to be competitive for this award.