ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant
Grant at a Glance
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
KEY RESEARCH AREA GRANTS
The Roundtable has identified the following topics as key interest areas in 2023; successful proposals for each grant will receive $80,000 for a 12-month research commitment.
- Greener Peptide Synthesis and/or Purification
This grant will focus on developing novel approaches to improve the environmental impact of peptide synthesis or purifications (e.g., less solvent/reagent waste, greener solvents, and reagents, etc.). The R&D will support the Roundtable's initiative to enhance the greenness of peptide and peptide conjugate synthesis.
- Greener Oligonucleotide Synthesis for Improving Sustainability
This grant will focus on improving the sustainability of oligonucleotide manufacturing by addressing one or more of the environmental challenges facing the current process. The R&D will assist the Roundtable's Greener Oligonucleotide focus team.
- Electrochemistry in Flow
This grant will focus on overcoming practical barriers to the application and scale-up of electrochemistry in flow. The R&D will assist the Roundtable's Continuous Processing/Flow Chemistry initiative.
- Photochemistry in Flow
This grant will focus on overcoming practical barriers to the application and scale-up of photochemistry in flow. The R&D will assist the Roundtable's Continuous Processing/Flow Chemistry initiative.
IGNITION GRANT PROGRAM
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.
- 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.