Herman Frasch Foundation Grants

The Herman Frasch Fund for Chemical Research is a trust created under the will of Elizabeth Blee Frasch, administered by Bank of America, N.A. as Trustee.  The American Chemical Society advises the Trustee on the Frasch program. The purpose of the Foundation is to award grants to nonprofit incorporated institutions to support research in the field of agricultural chemistry which will be of practical benefit to the agricultural development of the United States.

Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty within the first seven years of their first academic appointment.  Grants are awarded for a period of 5 years, subject to annual review and approval on evidence of satisfactory progress.  It is anticipated that nine grants in the amount of $50,000 per year for five years will be awarded.  Applications for the 2022-2027 award period will be accepted until 5:00 pm ET, November 5, 2021.

The term “agricultural chemistry” is interpreted broadly by the ACS Committee on Frasch Foundation Grants.  Supported research is primarily chemical or biochemical in nature.  Projects which focus on nutrition, agronomy, genetics, or entomology are not usually favored.  Proposals must provide opportunities for training students at the graduate, undergraduate, and/or postdoctoral levels. 

The Herman Frasch Foundation encourages the dissemination of results of funded research through publications in scientific journals and presentations at professional meetings.  Support of the Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research should be acknowledged.

Proposal Submission

We are currently accepting proposals for 2022 Herman Frasch Foundation Grants.  Submissions instructions are in the Application Form.   Applications are due by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Frasch Foundation Grantees


Dr. Thomas Clancy
Program Manager
Phone: (202) 872-6093
Email: t_clancy@acs.org or fraschinfo@acs.org