Grant Programs

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:

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

We are currently accepting proposals for ND, DNI, UR, and UNI grants to be considered at the May 2017 PRF Advisory Board Meeting.   All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. ET Friday, October 21, 2016.

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Program Description Eligibility Submission Deadline
Research Grants for Doctoral Departments
New Directions (ND) Grants for new directions in research Faculty from Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities 5:00 PM ET, October 21, 2016
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 5:00 PM ET, October 21, 2016
Research Grants for Non-Doctoral Departments
Undergraduate Research (UR) Grants for undergraduate faculty Faculty from non-doctoral departments 5:00 PM ET, October 21, 2016
Undergraduate New Investigator (UNI) Starter grants for new faculty Faculty from non-doctoral departments within the first 3 years of their first academic appointment
5:00 PM ET, October 21, 2016