Undergraduate Programming at Regional Meetings Grant

Due to public health guidance around large group gatherings during the pandemic, this grant is closed to submissions until further notice.

The Undergraduate Programming at Regional Meetings Grant supports ACS student chapters with coordinating undergraduate events and activities. ACS student members have an opportunity to develop professional and leadership skills by planning scientific programming at technical regional meetings.

A maximum of 10 ACS student chapters are eligible to receive grants of up to $2,800 to develop programs at their respective ACS regional meeting. Only one grant per meeting will be awarded. The award covers programming expenses and publicity.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an Undergraduate Programming at ACS Regional Meetings Grant, ACS student chapters must:

  1. Host chapter must have ACTIVE status with the American Chemical Society
  2. Obtain funds to match the amount of the grant funding request
  3. Grant applications must be submitted by the student chapter and not by a member of the Regional Meeting Board

Application Requirements

Proposal Coversheet

This is a brief summary of the entire program. Should identify the following:

  • Name of host chapter
  • Tentative program dates
  • Funding request amount
  • Events overview
Program Proposal

Provides detailed description of events to take place during the undergraduate program. This section should include:

  • At least 3 events (Only 1 social event can be counted as a required event)
  • Safety planning details
  • Special materials needed (audio/visual needs, food requirements, etc.)
  • Program assessment plans

Activity examples can be found here.

Timeline Proposal

A complete timeline should include:

  • 30, 60, and 90 day milestones (measured backward from program date
  • Event communications and marketing plan  
Budget Proposal Complete the Student Chapter Grant Budget Sheet and submit a copy in pdf format.

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