Academic Research

Green Chemistry for Life Grant Programme

PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research grants in green chemistry are intended to harness talents of young scientists worldwide for promoting the contribution of green chemistry for protection of the environment and human health; creation of new environmentally sound, science-based technologies; and identification of novel vistas for energy savings and use of natural resources. This grant program aims to promote the implementation of innovative research projects by young scientists who advance the 12 principles of green chemistry. Holders of Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in chemistry or its allied areas who are under 39 years of age are invited to compete. Because research in green chemistry and allied areas in biochemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, and healthcare give young scientists ample opportunity to demonstrate their inventiveness and provide important input into sustainable development, the Green Chemistry for Life Project was launched in 2013 by UNESCO’s International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) and PhosAgro, the largest producer of phosphate-based fertilizer in Europe, in close cooperation with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Award Amount: Up to $30,000

Where: Varies

Length: Research plan should demonstrate that proposed research may be completed in one year

Eligibility: The age limit is 39. For more information and additional requirements, please read these guidelines.

Applications Due: January 31, 2021