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American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund

26 February 2021 @ 10:00 am

The Office of Research Services (ORS) recently received information from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) regarding its New Directions (ND) Grant Program. The ND Grant Program provides seed money to enable investigators to initiate a new research direction. A summary is provided below.  


  • To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and 
  • To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education. 

The New Directions Grants Program aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers. 


The PRF has implemented a new information system which has resulted in new processes for submission. ACS will host a live Zoom webinar on the new application process onThursday, January 21stat 1:00pm EST. To attend the webinar, please register at:  The webinar will be recorded and posted on the PRF website. 


Not eligible 


Up to $110K 


2 years 


Application due at ORS for full review Friday, February 26, 2021 
Application and fully completed and signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9am on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 
Application due at agency by 5PM EST on Friday, March 12, 2021 

Please contact our Faculty research office - for information on our internal deadline.