Travel, Grants & Awards

ACS Principal Investigator Development in Sustainability Grant

The grant provides funding to early or mid-career investigators (Associate+) to spend 6-12 months in the laboratory of a private company, a national laboratory, or an academic laboratory in a different institution with the goal of establishing robust collaborations across industry-academia or across disciplines and taking advantage of the mentorship of a faculty member distinct from their prior mentors.

Award: $50,000 for travel, accommodation, and laboratory supplies/chemicals  


  • Hold a current faculty position at a U.S. Ph.D.-granting institution of higher education.
  • Have a sabbatical planned (not necessarily approved) that will start within 2025
  • Have identified opportunities for a sabbatical position in a company, national lab, or institution other than your own where you will be able to receive training and experience in a new research direction that will allow you to pursue interdisciplinary research and teaching directly related to green and sustainable chemistry

Applications due: September 20, 2024