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Grants and Awards

Grants & Awards for Your Members

Recognize outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for those who have made a positive impact on everyday life.

ChemLuminary Awards
Honor and recognize ACS members and volunteers for their tremendous efforts on behalf of the Society.

Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year
Recognition program that highlights local section volunteers and their outstanding contributions to community outreach.

Salutes to Excellence
An award recognition program that affords ACS members and student affiliates an opportunity to recognize outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for those who have made a positive impact on everyday life.

Travel Grants & Awards
Financial support for those attending scientific meetings to present the results of their research.

Grants & Awards for Local Sections

Local Section Science Café Mini-Grant
Grants up to $500 are available to assist Local Sections in hosting a Science Café in their community.

Local Section Members Engaging through Technology (METT) Grant
Funding up to $2,000 is available to assist local sections as they seek to use technology to more fully engage their current membership.

Local Section Sustainability Programming Grant
Grants up to $500 are available on a rolling basis to enable sustainability programming within your local section.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) Grants
Grants up to $3,000 are available to local sections to encourage DEIR programming and advance this core value of ACS.

Local Section Innovative Project Grant
The Local Section Innovation Project encourages local sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects. View a list of previously funded projects.

Corporation Associates Local Section Grant
Grants up to $1,000 are available to assist local sections promote industry focused events at the local section level.

Local Section Public Relations Awards
These awards are given to local sections by the Committee on Public Relations and Communications in an effort to recognize outstanding efforts by local sections to promote chemistry to the public.