ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant

Grant at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Student
Category Green Chemistry,  Research
DeadlineMay 17, 2024


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


The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable has identified key synthetic chemistry and process research challenges whose solutions would result in more efficient pharmaceutical process development and production. To spur research in these areas, the Roundtable established a research grant program in 2007 that has funded more than $3.5 million to date.

Open Request for Proposals


The Roundtable has identified the following topics as key interest areas in 2024; successful proposals for each grant will receive $80,000 for a 12-month research commitment.


Ignition Grants provide $40,000 for a 6-month research commitment; proposals can be on any new green chemistry/engineering research direction of relevance to the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Ignition Grants for Green Chemistry and Engineering Research
    Four awards are available, providing ‘ignition’ funding for novel and innovative ideas that have the potential to provide sustainable solutions to chemistry and engineering problems relevant to the pharmaceutical industry from discovery to manufacturing. The goal is to provide researchers with initial funding to obtain preliminary results that may then be used by the researchers to help apply for funding from traditional funding agencies.

How to Apply

Learn more and apply at the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Grants Program.

Grant Cycle

  • Early Spring: Roundtable issues request for proposals on select topics.
  • Late Spring: Proposals are due in late spring and the Roundtable sends acceptance notifications by late summer.
  • Fall: Research commences upon transfer of funds. Grants typically last 6-12 months.

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