Global Innovation Grant

The ACS International Activities Committee sponsored Global Innovation Grant assists ACS Technical Divisions, Local Sections, International Chapters and Committees with travel, projects and events. Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available annually (pending budget approval) in support of IAC strategic interests and priorities and to catalyze new international collaborations and partnerships dedicated to solutions to global challenges.

Collaboration between entities listed above is especially encouraged. Co-sponsored submissions from Divisions, Local Sections, and Committees with International Chapters will be given special consideration.

All activities associated with 2017 awards will need to be completed by December 31st, 2017.


Program Overview

In 2012, ACS’s Committee on International Activities (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 in order to further Article II, Section 3 of the ACS Constitution which states:

"...the SOCIETY shall cooperate with scientists internationally and shall be concerned with the worldwide application of chemistry to the needs of humanity."

Furthermore, the Grants would also serve IAC's goals, which are to:

  1. Foster collaborations
  2. Extend international chemistry education and training
  3. Engage developing countries
  4. Assure support of ACS science and human rights
  5. Support development and quality of the ACS International Center™
  6. Sustain momentum of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) beyond 2011 

The ACS International Activities (IA) administers the yearly grants towards activities which catalyze new international collaboration and partnerships, especially those dedicated to solutions to global challenges.