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Welcome to the ACS Green Chemistry Institute Application Portal

You can use this portal to submit applications/proposals for a variety of programs run by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and the ACS Office of Sustainability. Click through the tabs for more information on programs under each category.

How to Apply

1. Login

Click on the "Login" link to the right and login to the application with your ACS ID. (Don't have an ACS ID? Don't worry; you can create one for free on the login page.)

2. Select

Select the Program and confirm your eligibility to apply (if applicable).

3. Create

Create your online application. For a list of required information and attachments, please review the individual program information links listed on the Welcome/Home page. 

4. Apply

Finish the application by completing the required fields in each of the application sections. Applicants can proceed from section to section by selecting Next Tab >> in the middle of the screen.

5. Save

During the Applications period, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

6. Submit

On completion, save your application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Applications period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

If you require assistance or additional information, please contact the Program Administrator.

GC&E Call for Symposia

Please check back in July 2024 for the call for symposia for the 29th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference which will take place in June 2025.

DEIR Statement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect are core values of the American Chemical Society and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. We are committed to promoting an inclusive, diverse, and respectful conference for participants, organizers, and attendees. We recognize the shared responsibility needed for a safe and productive meeting environment regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religion, race, or nationality. All GC&E participants are expected to treat others with respect to facilitate open dialogue and effective discussions.

We ask that symposia coordinators be mindful of the following guidelines as they are finalizing their speaker lists for GC&E.

Aim to:

  • Include a minimum of 30% of under-represented groups (including women and People of Color)
  • Incorporate expertise from a range of geographic locations
  • Include speakers from all stages of their careers
  • Include diverse stakeholder perspectives from across the chemistry enterprise, where appropriate

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry

Sponsoring U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to attend and participate in the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Up to four awards of up to $2,000 each are available. Applications open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship

Supporting the participation of an international undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholar to attend the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Two awards of up to $2,000 are available. Applications open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

Kenneth G Hancock Memorial Award

Providing national recognition and honor for outstanding undergraduate and graduate student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies. The award is open to both U.S. and international students. Two awards of $1,000 plus up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Applications open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

Heh-Won Chang, PhD Fellowship in Green Chemistry

Providing financial support to full-time graduate students (U.S. or international) currently conducting research in green chemistry. Two awards of $5,000 are available. Applications open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

Nina McClelland Memorial Award 

Sponsoring the participation of postdoctoral scholars (U.S. and international) to present their research at the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Two awards of $2,000 are available. Applications open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Industry

Recognizing excellence in the research, development, and execution of green chemistry that demonstrates environmental, safety, and efficiency improvements at meaningful scale. An award symposium/presentation is held at the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Applications open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

CMO Excellence in Green Chemistry

Recognizing outstanding efforts by Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) towards green chemistry improvements to pharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing. An award symposium/presentation is held at the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Applications open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

Data Science and Modeling for Green Chemistry

Recognizing the development of computational tools that guide the design of sustainable chemical processes. An award symposium/presentation is held at the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Applications will open in Fall 2024. 

Rising Stars in Green Chemistry Education Award

For outstanding early-career scholars who have committed to focusing on green chemistry and/or sustainability in curricula for teaching chemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field. Two awards of $1000 plus travel for awardee and student (up to $2,000 each) to the GC&E Conference. Applications will be open from July 15 to September 20, 2024. Find out more.

Teaching Green Fellowship

For undergraduate educators who have demonstrated innovation and creativity in the development of new and/or significantly updated curricular materials infused with green chemistry and/or sustainability concepts. One award provides $10,000 for faculty summer salary, $5,000 for student summer stipend, and travel for faculty and one student (up to $1,000 each) to the GC&E Conference. Applications will be open from July 15 to September 20, 2024. Find out more.

Career Achievement in Green Chemistry Education

For undergraduate instructors who have made a profound and transformative impact on the future of green chemistry and sustainability in education throughout their careers. The award provides an honorarium of $5,000 and travel support of up to $2,500 to attend the GC&E Conference, where the award symposium will occur. Applications will be open from July 15 to September 20, 2024. Find out more.

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grants

Funding green chemistry and engineering research in key areas of interest to the pharmaceutical and allied industries. Call for proposals is open and closes on May 17, 2024. Find out more.

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Ignition Grants

Providing initial funding for new chemistry and engineering research directions that address sustainability issues in the pharmaceutical and allied industries from discovery to manufacturing. Call for proposals is open and will close on May 17, 2024. Find out more.

ACS Summer School for Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy

One-week summer school program for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars studying at institutions in the Americas. All eligible travel and program costs are covered by American Chemical Society. Applications for the 2025 Summer School will open in Fall 2024. Find out more.

Contact Us

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Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 1-202-872-6102
Email:   gci@acs.org
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