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American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund

Opportunity NameNew Directions (ND) Grants
AgencyAmerican Chemical Society
ValueUp to $125,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration2 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review02-23-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review03-01-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review03-06-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 03-08-2024, by 5:00PM
  • 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 provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited-or even no-preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, and who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies. 

Excluded from the consideration will be 

  • lead PIs who have had previous support or current funding for the project, and 
  • proposals presenting ideas that are a logical extension of ongoing research from the lead PI’s laboratory. 

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at