Sustainability Grants

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ACS Sustainable Futures Initiative Grant Program

The ACS Campaign for a Sustainable Future aims to advance chemistry innovations to address the challenges articulated in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. This multifaceted initiative will have lasting impact on how we conduct research, how we teach chemistry, and how we collaborate globally. The initiative begins with a campaign to fully engage the chemistry community in designing solutions to the grand challenges of sustainability, reimagining how we teach and practice chemistry with a sustainability focus, and raising public awareness among about chemistry’s role in a sustainable future. One of the key initiatives of the Campaign is a grant program, which aims to provide catalytic funding for early and mid-career faculty interested in developing a research and teaching portfolio that contributes directly to developing transformative chemistries that address Sustainable Development Goals.


Grants for Faculty & Postdoc Research

Early Career Postdoctoral-Faculty Bridge Grant

For post-doctoral associates applying for faculty positions at Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities. Two years of funding to launch an independent research group.

Principal Investigator Development in Sustainability Grant

For early or mid-career investigators from Ph.D.-granting departments expecting to undertake a sabbatical the following year. 

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