Forms and Instructions for Proposal Submission

Undergraduate Research Grants

Deadline

We are currently accepting Undergraduate Research (UR) research proposals for consideration at the May 2017 ACS PRF Advisory Board Meeting.  Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET Friday, October 21, 2016.

Please Note: Online Submission Requires:

  1. PDF of completed application form (See Step 4 Below);
  2. Information in a text format that can be readily inserted into the online form (See Step 5 Below):
    — Name and contact information for your institution’s grant officer,
    — Petroleum relevance statement,
    — Six suggested reviewers with contact information,
    — Proposal abstract,
    — ­If the proposal is a resubmission of a previous PRF proposal, a brief description of changes made in the current submission.

To Submit a Proposal:

To submit a research proposal for a Undergraduate Research grant, complete the following steps.
 

Step 1

Download and read the Transfer Agreement (required) and the UR Application Packet (only current application forms will be accepted).

Step 2

Fill in the application forms.

Step 3

Obtain all signatures required on the title page and the budget page of the application. Failure to provide the required signatures will result in your application being withdrawn as incomplete.

Step 4

Create a single PDF file of all forms and documents in the following order:

  1. Application
  2. Proposal abstract
  3. Proposal narrative
  4. References
  5. Supporting documentation such as letters of collaboration, etc. (if applicable).

The uploaded file MUST be a PDF. No other file format is accepted. Include your name as part of the PDF filename.  There will be an opportunity to upload the PDF during the submission session (Step 5).

Step 5

Access the submission website for Undergraduate Research proposals, and answer all eligibility questions and follow submission instructions.

The following browsers have been certified compatible with the submission website:

  • Mozilla® Firefox® (for PC and Mac)
  • Safari® (for PC and Mac)
  • Google Chrome®
  • Internet Explorer® 11, 10, 9, 8

Your web browser must enable cookies in order to access the submission website.  

An application may be saved by clicking the "Save & Finish Later" button found at the bottom of each form page.  If you are not logged in to the proposal submission system, or have not yet created an account, you will be prompted to do so at this time.  When you are ready to resume a saved application, access the saved proposals page.  Screen snapshots and additional guidance are available in the online help.

Step 6

Click on the “Submit” button when you have completed the application and are ready to transmit the proposal to ACS PRF.  Any saved but not submitted applications will be deleted after the submission window closes.  No hard copy application is required.  Keep original for your records.