Applications close at 11:59 P.M. EST on Wednesday, March 15, 2024
Chemistry Festivals must be completed by March 22, 2025
Virtual events can be supported by this grant.
Only one award cycle will take place in 2024
The ACS Chemistry Festival is a program that supports scientists and science professionals who want to engage their local communities outside of the United States.
During a Chemistry Festival, the public (typically children ages 6 - 15 years old and their families) are invited to participate in hands-on experiments that show how chemistry is in our everyday life.
Grants up to 3000 USD* are available for past Chemistry Festival organizers and alumni of a Festival Training Institute. Otherwise, maximum awards are 1500 USD*.
Grant applications are reviewed by volunteers from the ACS Committee on Community Activities, the ACS Committee on International Activities, and the Society Committee on Education.
Collaboration with local chemical societies is highly encouraged.
If you have not completed a Festival Training Institute, it is highly encouraged that you participate in the on-demand Outreach Training Program. This will help you strengthen your application.
Please note that for the 2024 Festival Grant submission, there will be ONE round of submissions. If you would like to compete for Chemistry Festival funding in 2024, please complete the application below.
For any questions about the Chemistry Festival grant applications or the ACS Chemistry Festival Series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Proposals Due: Wednesday, March 15, 2024 (this is the only submission date for 2024)
Grant Awardees Notified: Monday, April 19, 2024
Projects Completed By: Friday, March 22, 2024
Project Evaluation Submitted By: Sunday, March 23, 2025
Please note: All fields on this form are required. If a field is left blank, your application will be incomplete and will not be considered.
*Support can include travel stipends, materials for experiments, shipping, etc. If you have a question as to what the funds can be used for, contact email@example.com. Some items that cannot receive ACS Chemistry Festival Grant funding are honoraria, alcoholic beverages, meals for ACS local section, technical division, committee, and international chapter members, ACS membership dues, or pass-through donations to other individuals or organizations. No overhead is permitted. If your project and evaluation are not completed within the allotted timeline, it may interfere with the possibility of receiving funding in the future.