Travel & Project Grants and Awards

Currently Open

Grant Application Status

IAC Stopover Grants

The ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) Stopover Grant application is currently open. Stopover Grants allow early career and/or senior ACS members to make "stopover" visits during planned international travel during 2018. Planned stopover visits should focus on fostering science driven relationships with chemists and relevant practitioners abroad with a focus on exchange and collaboration. Grants (up to US$500) are available through a peer-reviewed and competitive process to reimburse costs of local travel, accommodations, and incidentals for visits to work with existing and prospective scientific partners (and their students) for the purposes of conducting lectures, training, and building research collaborations.  

Application deadlines are May 1 and September 1. Fill out this form to apply. For more information, contact  

International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) Challenge Grant

The ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) is sponsoring the IYPT Challenge Grant program.  Grant applications are peer-reviewed, competitive, and designed to assist ACS Technical Divisions, Local Sections, International Chapters and Committees with planning and efforts to develop projects, events, and resources to contribute to the scientific success of IYPT. Grants will be awarded for amounts between $1,000 and $2,000 USD. For more information or to apply for a grant, visit the IYPT Challenge Grant webpage.

Please check back for updates on the application process and/or the announcement of awardees.

PITTCON Travel Grant

Applications will be accepted from early career chemists from the Middle East and North Africa to win a travel award to attend Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from 17-21 March, 2019. Applicants do not need to be currently residing in their country of origin to be eligible; citizens of target countries who are serving as visiting scholars or in other capacities within the U.S. are especially encouraged to apply.

The application for the PITTCON 2019 Travel Award is now closed.

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Global Innovation Grant (GIG)

An IAC approved a plan to award competitive Global Innovation Grants of up to US$5,000 to ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, International Chemical Sciences Chapters, and Governance Committees. For more information or to apply for a grant, visit the GIG webpage. 2018 deadline has already passed. Please check back in early 2019 for application details. 

Global Innovation Imperative (Gii)

Global Innovation Imperative

The mission of Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) is to create community and knowledge transfer to stimulate global scientific innovation that meets societal imperatives. The program was originally started and implemented by ACS in collaboration with the U.K.-based Society of Chemical Industry.  Now administered solely by the ACS, the Gii program fosters creative solutions to imperatives of global significance (e.g., clean water, food and health, etc.). For more information, visit the official Gii webpage.

Corporation Associates Local Section & International Chapter Grants

The Committee on Corporation Associates provides funding for ACS Local Sections and International Chapters to promote industry-focused events at the local section and international chapter level. Events can range from job fairs with local chemical employers, résumé writing workshops, networking receptions, hosted panel discussions with industry leaders and other similar forums to benefit those local section and international chapter members employed in industry. For more information, visit the grant website.

Partners for Prosperity & Progress Award (P3)

To encourage and recognize successful and exemplary partnerships, a Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award was established by ACS Past President Dr. Marinda Li Wu. The P3 Award is a competitive recognition of ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapters for their work in partnerships between and among industry, academia, government, small business, sister societies and/or other global organizations, including ACS Local Sections, ACS Technical Divisions, and other ACS international chapters, resulting in impactful outcomes in one or more of the following categories:

  • Improving the public perception and appreciation for chemistry
  • Promoting career advancement opportunities and/or supporting entrepreneurship in the chemistry enterprise
  • Advancing advocacy efforts with government and other thought leaders
  • Supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education and/or research

More information about the award.

Nominations for the P3 award are due approximately six weeks prior to the August/September ACS National Meeting and should be sent to