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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Grants

  • ACS Grants
    ACS offers grants to support the advancement of the chemical sciences through research, education, and community projects. Learn how you can benefit.
  • GrantsNet
    Find grants and training funds in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) database. Search by scientific discipline, individual or institutional awards, career level, deadline date, and keywords.
  • EPA Grants and Fellowships
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research runs competitions for STAR grants, graduate and undergraduate fellowships, research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program, and other research assistance programs.

Fellowships

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
    Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. These programs provide fellowship support at the predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels. The Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs offer approximately 60 predoctoral awards, 35 awards for dissertation research and 24 postdoctoral awards each year.
  • NIST Boulder Laboratories: Professional Research Experience Program
    Provides valuable laboratory experience and financial assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. Fellowships are awarded to assure continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the United States.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
    The GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.  Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The NSF GRFP offers 2,000 Fellowships each year.
  • Cornell University Graduate Fellowship Database
    Find U.S. and international fellowships through Cornell University’s fellowship index.
  • EPA Grants and Fellowships
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research runs competitions for STAR grants, graduate and undergraduate fellowships, research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program, and other research assistance programs.

ACS and Other Awards

  • The American Chemical Society Bridge Travel Award for Graduate Students
    The ACS Bridge Project Student Travel Award is meant to defray travel and/or registration costs to the Spring National Meeting and Exposition. The aim of this travel award is to advance the career and professional development of underrepresented minority (URM) chemical science graduate students by helping to support the students' effort in presenting at the ACS National Meeting. Each award covers the cost of eligible expenses up to $2,500. This award is currently only offered in 2020.
  • New Opportunities AAC&U: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
    Recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
  • ACS Division of Cellulose & Renewable Material: The Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Cellulose or Renewable Materials Research
    Award consists of a check for $2,000, up to $500 for ACS Spring national meeting travel expenses, and an individual plaque honoring the recipient's accomplishment.
  • AkzoNobel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry
    Recognizes a graduate student or recent graduate who has completed an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in research related to Polymer Chemistry in US or Canada. Nominees will be judged on the basis of their contribution to about the award and during the award presentation.
  • ACS Division of Agricultural & Food Chemistry: Roy Teranishi Graduate Fellowship
    To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to pure and/or applied agricultural and food chemistry.
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry: Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry
    Recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of organic chemistry from Bachelor's and Master's level chemists, or their equivalents, pursuing careers in chemical industry at research institutes.
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Prize for Young Chemists
    The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists will be given for the most outstanding Ph.D. theses in the general area of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1000-word essay.

Funding for International Researchers in the U.S.

The ACS Student and Postdoctoral Scholars Office complied a list of funding opportunities for international graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty working in the U.S. Please visit the funders website to learn about program updates and most current information.

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