ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy

The Summer School is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars studying in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Most applicants are studying for or have earned advanced degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering, but applicants from other fields will also be considered. The program is sponsored by the ACS, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, and ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Coach-class airfare, ground transportation, shared on-campus housing, meals, and all program costs are provided to students. International attendees will be reimbursed for the costs of their visas, if needed.

Applications are currently closed. Come back later for information on the 2018 application process.

Materials You Need to Apply

  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé, which must contain your complete name and contact information, along with your current institutional affiliation.
  • An unofficial transcript of graduate-level coursework (current and completed). Please include course names and grades received. (If you are attending a university outside the United States, a description of the grading scale is helpful.)
  • A letter of nomination from your faculty advisor or another faculty member. You may either include it in your application package or have your advisor send it under separate cover.
  • A one-page essay addressing your interest in green chemistry and sustainable energy. The essay should describe any relevant experience you have, as well as how you will benefit from the program.

Applicants will use our new online form and upload their documents in PDF or Word format.

About the Program

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy will allow students to explore scientific solutions to global sustainability challenges, including sustainable energy. The Summer School curriculum includes presentations by experts in green chemistry and sustainable energy; poster sessions; collaborative projects; and discussions on the roles of science and technology in solving global sustainability challenges.

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2017 Program Sponsors

American Chemical Society
ACS Green Chemistry Institute
ACS Petroleum Research Foundation (PRF)