ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable- Ignition Grant Program for Green Chemistry and Engineering Research

American Chemical Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 1, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: College / University

Funding uses: Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Roundtable is seeking to provide ‘ignition’ funding for novel and innovative ideas that have the potential to provide sustainable solutions to chemistry and engineering problems relevant to the pharmaceutical industry from discovery to manufacturing. The goal is to provide researchers with initial funding to obtain preliminary results that may then be used by the researchers to help apply for funding from traditional funding agencies.

The need for green and sustainable chemistry for use in the pharmaceutical and other chemical industries is increasingly critical as we face the environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. Unfortunately, available funding to support research for the kind of innovative and sustainable solutions required has not kept pace with this need. Adding to this, it is often very difficult to receive funding for ideas without preliminary results, while obtaining preliminary results will indeed require funding.

Proposals on any chemistry or engineering topics relevant to green and sustainable discovery and manufacture of pharmaceutical products will be considered; however, a list of key green chemistry and engineering research areas has been previously published by the ACS GCIPR and represents areas of particular interest.

The proposal should focus on the objectives, specific aims, investigations planned and brief discussion of why the proposed chemistry will be more sustainable than the current start of the art.

Project Goal

Discovery of new sustainable and green chemistry that has the potential to impact the pharmaceutical industry. Proposals should be highly ambitious and novel, with high risk of failure but high reward if successful.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Proposals will only be accepted from public and private institutions of higher education.
  • The grant is not limited to institutions in the United States.
  • It is expected that research will be completed within 6 months of the award.


  • The proposed research must not be currently funded by any private or public grants.