Green Chemistry Funding & Awards

One of the goals of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is to recognize and support outstanding contributions in green chemistry in an effort to increase implementation of green chemistry technologies. Explore all ACS awards and funding opportunities in green chemistry and sustainability below.

Additionally, while the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) does not have a specific category of green chemistry research, it has supported several green chemistry projects. The program welcomes applicants with high quality fundamental research in the petroleum or fossil fuels fields that may have a "green" focus.

Award
Amount: $5,000 + expenses
Deadline: November 1, 2022

ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry

Recognizing outstanding, cost-efficient scientific discoveries that lay the foundation for environmentally-friendly products or manufacturing processes.

Grant
Amount: $25,000-$50,000
Deadline: June 1, 2022

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant

Addressing key synthetic chemistry and process research challenges whose solutions result in more efficient pharmaceutical process development and production.

Award
Amount: $750
Deadline: September 30, 2022

ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability Into Chemical Education

Recognizing individuals or groups who have made exemplary contributions to the incorporation of sustainability into chemical education.

Award
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: December 31, 2021

CMO Excellence in Green Chemistry Award

Recognizing outstanding efforts by Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) companies in pharmaceutical green chemistry.

Award
Amount: -
Deadline: February 15, 2022

ChemLuminary Award for Outstanding Sustainability Activities

Recognizing a local section that has introduced a new and outstanding program promoting sustainability at the local level.

Award
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: October 9, 2022

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry

Sponsoring U.S. students to attend and participate in an ACS meeting, conference or training program with a significant green chemistry or sustainability component.

Grant
Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: November 1, 2022

Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii)

Providing funding for a multi-day forum/conference that contributes to the resolution of global sustainability issues.

Award
Amount: Variable
Deadline: December 10, 2021

Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Promoting the environmental and economic benefits of developing and using novel green chemistry.

Award
Amount: -
Deadline:

Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award

Providing national recognition for ACS student chapters who have shown outstanding commitment to incorporating green chemistry into their annual activities.

Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Heh-Won Chang, PhD Fellowship in Green Chemistry

Providing financial support to full-time graduate students conducting research in green chemistry.

Fellowship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: October 9, 2022

Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship

Supporting the participation of a young international green chemistry scholar in a green chemistry technical meeting, conference, or training program.

Award
Amount: $1,000 + expenses
Deadline: October 9, 2022

Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award

Providing national recognition and honor for outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies.

Grant
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: February 18, 2022

Local Section Sustainability Programming Grant

Promoting opportunities to increase awareness of the essential role of chemistry in responding to sustainability challenges.

Award
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Nina McClelland Memorial Award

Sponsoring the participation of postdoctoral scholars in the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.

Award
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Recognizing excellence in the research, development, and execution of green chemistry that demonstrates environmental, safety and efficiency improvements.