Global Innovation Grant

In 2012, ACS’s Committee on International Activities (IAC) approved a plan to award competitive Global Innovation Grants of up to $5,000 USD to ACS members, Local Sections, Technical Divisions, International Chemical Sciences Chapters, and Student Chapters in order to further Article II, Section 3 of the ACS Constitution which states:

Program Overview

The ACS International Activities Committee sponsored Global Innovation Grant assists ACS members, Technical Divisions, Local Sections, International Chapters and Student Chapters 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.

*Please note: Global Innovation Grant proposals cannot fund personal research or benefit one individual ACS member exclusively.

All activities associated with awards will need to be completed by December 31st of the award year.

2023 Global Innovation Grant applications are closed.

Reporting Requirements

Final project reports are due after projects have been completed by March 16, 2024.

If you have any questions about the grant or the application, please email