Travel, Grants & Awards

ACS Chemistry Festival Grant

The ACS Chemistry Festival program supports community engagement events. At Chemistry Festivals, the role of chemistry in daily life is emphasized by volunteers through hands-on activities facilitated for the general public. These events are often hosted as part of the campaigns National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week, but can happen anytime during the year.

Grants of up to $3,000 USD are available to volunteers outside the United States and Puerto Rico to support these events.

Award Amount: The maximum award for previous winners and those who have received direct training through a Festival Training Institute is $3,000 USD. First-time awards have a maximum value of $1,500 USD.

Eligibility: The principal event organizer must live outside the United States and Puerto Rico. Collaborations with groups in any nation are encouraged. ACS membership is not required. Previous awardees must complete a final report before being eligible for additional funds.

Applications Due: March 15 annually