Green Chemistry Grants

A primary objective of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to advance research in green chemistry by promoting funding, increasing opportunities, and developing information on the benefits of green chemistry. 

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Request for Proposals

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is inviting proposals from public and private institutions of higher education worldwide for the below grants.

2018 Research Grant for Greener Chromatography Modalities

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is seeking a 1-year R&D commitment focused on reducing the process mass intensity of chromatography operations. Projects should focus on reducing water consumption, resin usage, and/or chemical usage in monoclonal antibody purification. Novel technologies to replace chromatography unit operations will be considered. Proposals are invited from public and private institutions of higher education worldwide. One grant is planned to be awarded and the total award is limited to $50,000 for a grant period of 12 months. Deadline for receipt of proposals is June 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT (GMT-4).  

2018 Ignition Grant Program for Green Chemistry and Engineering Research

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is seeking to provide ‘ignition’ funding for novel and innovative ideas that have the potential to provide sustainable solutions to chemistry and engineering problems relevant to the pharmaceutical industry from discovery to manufacturing. The goal is to provide researchers with initial funding to obtain preliminary results that may then be used by the researchers to help apply for funding from traditional funding agencies. The Roundtable will provide $25,000 in ‘ignition’ funding for up to four proposals. Deadline for receipt of proposals is June 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT (GMT-4).

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ACS Petroleum Research Fund

While the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) does not have a specific category of green chemistry research, several green chemistry projects have been supported by PRF. The program welcomes applicants with high quality fundamental research in the petroleum or fossil fuels fields which may have a "green" focus.

Learn more about the ACS Petroleum Research Fund