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 Roundable Request for Proposals

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

2017 Research Grant for Increasing the Utility of Photoredox Catalysis in Medicinal Chemistry - CLOSED

The focus of this grant will be toward optimizing existing methodology and reactor technology toward gram-scale photochemical reactions in greener solvents using substrates that are employed widely in the pharmaceutical industry, such as heterocycles and heavily functionalized intermediates. One grant is planned to be awarded and the total award is limited to $50,000 for a grant period of 12 months.

2017 Research Grant for Greener Peptide, Oligonucleotide and Antibody-Drug Conjugate Synthesis - Due August 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT

The focus of this grant is to assist the Roundtable’s green chemistry initiative to develop strategies to enhance the greenness of peptide, oligonucleotide and antibody drug conjugate synthesis. One grant is planned to be awarded and the total award is limited to $50,000 for a grant period of 12 months with a possible renewal option available for a second year. 

2017 Ignition Grant Program for Green Chemistry and Engineering Research - Due August 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT

The 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. Up to two grants of $25,000 each in ‘ignition’ funding are available.    

More about ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Grants

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