ACS PRF research grant programs support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and development of the next generation of engineers and scientists through advanced scientific education. Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science. Membership in the American Chemical Society is not a requirement or a factor in awarding ACS PRF grants.
Information on PRF grants is available for:
At this time we are not accepting proposals for ND, DNI, UR, and UNI grant programs. The next submission window will be from Monday, February 15, 2021 to Friday, March 12, 2021 and the submitted proposals will be considered at the October 2021 ACS PRF Committee Meeting. The PRF Proposal Submission System and Forms will change in 2021. The new submission process and information required are summarized here.
|Research Grants for Doctoral Departments|
|New Directions (ND)||Grants for new directions in research||Faculty from Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities||Next window: February 15, 2021 to March 12, 2021|
|Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)||Starter grants for new faculty||Faculty from Ph.D.-granting departments within the first 3 years of their first academic appointment||Next window: February 15, 2021 to March 12, 2021|
|Research Grants for Non-Doctoral Departments|
|Undergraduate Research (UR)||Grants for undergraduate faculty||Faculty from non-doctoral departments||Next window: February 15, 2021 to March 12, 2021|
|Undergraduate New Investigator (UNI)||Starter grants for new faculty||Faculty from non-doctoral departments within the first 3 years of their first academic appointment||Next window: February 15, 2021 to March 12, 2021|