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ACS Student Chapter Grants

Does your chapter have an innovative idea or community service project you’d like to implement this year? Are you interested in planning or attending a scientific meeting? Active ACS Student Chapters are eligible for the grants listed below.

Grants for New Chapters

Grants open to both Domestic (US & PR) and International Student Chapters
  • Student Chapter Starter Grant
    Don't have a chapter yet? Get a $300 starter grant to help you launch a new chapter or re-activate an inactive one.
  • Student Chapter Programming Grant
    ACS student chapters are now able to apply for funds to support virtual activities. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be reviewed once every two weeks by a panel.
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Due to public health guidance around large group gatherings during the pandemic, these grants are temporarily closed to submissions.

  • National Meeting Travel Grant
    ACS awards grants to help student chapters in the United States and Puerto Rico pay registration fees, lodging, and/or transportation costs associated with ACS Meetings. This grant is for undergraduates who are presenting at the Undergraduate Research Poster Session or a Successful Student Chapter poster at SCI-Mix. 
  • Undergraduate Programming at Regional Meetings Grant
    Chapters can receive up to $2,800 to develop undergraduate events and activities for ACS Regional Meetings.
  • Community Interaction Grant
    Chapters are eligible to receive up to $500 to support community interactions and projects.
  • New Activities Grant
    Active chapters are eligible to receive up to $500 in matching funds to support new and innovative chemistry-related projects.
  • Inter-Chapter Relations Grant
    Chapters hosting an inter-chapter event are eligible for up to $750 in funding!
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium Grant (Pilot)
    Highlight your chapter's organizational skills by hosting a research symposium at your school and earn up to $1000 to support your program. Successful programs must be at least 51% undergrad and must explain how the chapter will use the funds, how they will determine abstract acceptance and distribute award notifications, and identify how the chapter plans to achieve its goals set in the proposal.

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