ChemClub Community Activities Grant

Grant at a Glance

Recipient Student
Category Public Service & Outreach,  Events & Activities
AmountUp to $500
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022


To support chartered ACS ChemClubs in community interactions by service projects or improving science learning experiences.


Chartered ChemClubs are eligible to receive up to $300. Community activities done in collaboration with ACS Local Sections, ACS Student Chapters, or other ChemClubs are eligible to receive up to $500.


To be eligible for a ChemClub Community Activity Grant, your club must meet the following requirements:

  • Your club must be a chartered ACS ChemClub for the 2020-2021 school year.
    If you are a current club, renew now. If you would like to start a new club, complete an application
  • If you received a grant during the previous academic year, your grant blog post must be on file. 
  • If collaborating on a project with an ACS Student Chapter, the chapter must have an “active” status, or an ACS Local Section, there must be a defined role for both the ACS ChemClub and the collaborating group.


The application period for the 2021-2022 school year closed November 1.

Grant Questions

Grant & School Information

Project Title Proposal Category (Science Outreach Event, Community Improvement, Field Trip, Speaker, Other) School/Contact Information

Project Rationale

Summarize your Club's proposed activity/event and the goals associated with it. If you have done the activity/event before, how will you enhance the activity this year?

Audience & Outcomes

  • Who is the expected audience for the event, including ages/grades and number of people? 
  • How will they benefit from the grant? 
  • What is one chemistry concept that the audience should understand after your activity/project?
  • How will you determine the audience has understood that one chemistry concept?
  • What will the ChemClub members learn from this project?

Project Description & Safety Considerations

What science/chemistry topics will be addressed? How will the topics be addressed (by activities, experiments, speakers, etc.)? What materials and facilities will be required? What hazards (potential danger or harm to a person's health or life) may be present in the activities and materials listed above? Do you have Safety Data Sheets available for the chemicals that will be used in the activities? How will you ChemClub minimize the risks of the activities? (Consider personal protective equipment, chemical quantities, and the resources available at the location of your planned activities.) How will the audience be informed of all safety guidelines?

Proposed Budget & Timeline

What is your proposed schedule from the planning phase through the final event/activity? Will others, such as another club, an outside group, etc., be involved? If so, what will the other group's responsibilities be? Enter an itemized budget (materials/supplies, travel, communications, etc.) Requests cannot exceed $300, or if partnered with an ACS Local Section or Student Chapter or another ChemClub–$500 Name and amount of funds from any other sources

Support Statement & Signature

Statement of support completed and signed by a school administrator (principal, superintendent, department chair) Your signature


The grant activity must involve the community and be chemistry-related. Examples include: science demonstrations at a local elementary or middle school recycling program for your community tutoring programs for chemistry students ChemClub members must be heavily involved in the planning and execution of the project.

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Review Criteria

Your grant application will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Budget items support the proposed activities and does not exceed $300 (or $500 if partnered with a Student Chapter, Local Section, or another ChemClub). 
  • Application uses language that is clear, concise and free of spelling or grammatical errors. 
  • Responses align with the questions posed. 
  • Safety concerns are addressed and will be shared with the intended audience. 
  • Proposed plan is possible within the school year and budget.
  • Creativity/originality of the event
  • Involves the community
  •  Activities are chemistry-related

Final Report

Once the project is complete, your club must submit a blog post about your activity/event, including pictures with signed photo release forms for everyone featured.

Contact Information


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