Registration Key Steps
The ACS PRF online proposal system is a customized version of the Salesforce Community Portal.
Acess to the Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Portal to submit an application or grant requirement requires: 1) ACS User ID, and 2) PRF Portal Registration. If you have an ACS ID or need to create one, you should verify that you can logon well in advance of the submission deadline since this system is not administered by PRF. You should also submit your PRF Portal Registration form well in advance of the proposal submission period since access must be approved by PRF. If you already have an ACS ID, you can bypass Step 1 and go directly to the PRF Pre-Registration Form (Step 2, PRF Portal Registration, Below). Please do not hesitate to contact us at PRFSupport@acs.org if you have any questions regarding access to the PRF Portal.
1. An American Chemical Society (ACS) User ID: You can obtain one for free by clicking on the [Don't Have an ACS ID? Create one today] button on the portal logon (See Figure 1, Item #3). You do not need to be an ACS member to obtain a User ID (Figure 2, Item #2). If a Member Number is not provided, the system will assign a Customer Number. The Customer Number along with the ACS User ID will be needed to submit PRF Portal Registration form. ACS permits individuals to create multiple IDs so you can create an ID specifically for PRF activities. If you cannot remember the password, there is a "Forgot User Name or Password" option on the logon screen (Figure 1, Item 2).