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. 

2014 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Reduction of Amides

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable's Medicinal Chemistry group is seeking to fund a one year R&D program targeting the identification and development of alternatives to the commonly employed stoichiometric hydride-based reagents or transition-metal catalyzed silane reductions, with a focus on substrates that are widely applicable to the pharmaceutical industry. Proposals are invited from public and private institutions of higher education worldwide. This collaborative project is intended for a student within the selected Principal Investigator's research group. One grant in the amount of $50,000 will be awarded to support execution of research for a period of 1 year. Deadline for receipt of proposals is June 4th, 2014 at 5 PM EDT (GMT-4).

Download the RFP: 2014 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Reduction of Amides

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


Closed Grants

  • 2013 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Green Fluorination of Pharmaceutically Relevant Organic Molecules
  • 2013 ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Non-Precious Metal Catalysis