PRF Annual Report

2018 Annual Report Contents

Foreword

In 1944, seven oil companies established the Petroleum Research Fund (Trust) as a perpetual trust in support of advanced scientific education and fundamental research in the petroleum field. The American Chemical Society (ACS) was designated in the original trust document as the income beneficiary responsible for administering the research grants program. The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund is an endowment fund established on October 25, 2000 as a result of an Agreement of Transfer of Trust (Agreement) between the ACS and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, approved by the Attorney General for the State of New York, and ordered by the Supreme Court of New York. The Agreement dissolved the Trust and the assets were transferred to the American Chemical Society to create the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (the Fund), the purpose of which is the same as the Trust. The Agreement made the ACS responsible for the management and administration of the Fund in an account separate and apart from any other accounts of ACS. The Fund's corpus is held inviolate as permanently restricted assets.

Grants are made by the Society in accordance with the provisions of the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Agreement of Transfer of Trust. The types of research grants authorized on behalf of the ACS Petroleum Research Fund include:

  1. Research Grants for Fundamental Research in the Petroleum Field – Research grants to academic institutions on behalf of faculty in PhD-granting departments to support advanced scientific education and fundamental research;
  2. Research Grants for Fundamental Research in the Petroleum Field at the Undergraduate Level - Research grants to academic institutions on behalf of faculty members in departments not offering a doctoral degree, to support their research with participation by undergraduates; and
  3. Research Grants for Fundamental Research in the Petroleum Field for New Faculty - Starter grants to assist the research of new faculty members who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment as regular faculty members of colleges and universities in the United States.

Additional information related to current grant types, operational procedures, and organization can be found at the ACS PRF web site.

Browse the latest reports on some of the more than 650 grants awarded by the PRF and active during 2018.  The reports are organized by grant type and scientific panel:
 

DNI1      ND1      UNI1      UR1

DNI2       ND2       UNI2       UR2

DNI3      ND3      UNI3      UR3


DNI4      ND4      UNI4      UR4

DNI5       ND5       UNI5       UR5

DNI6      ND6      UNI6      UR6


DNI7      ND7      UNI7      UR7

DNI8       ND8       UNI8       UR8

DNI9      ND9      UNI9      UR9


DNI10      ND10      UNI10      UR10