ACS Student Chapter Eligibility
To be considered for a grant, the applying chapter must:
- be in active status with the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office when submitting the proposal;
- have at least six nationally paid ACS student members; and
- have submitted all financial reports for any chapter grants that were received during the 2011-12 academic year, if applicable.
Specific Criteria and Proposal Format Information
Project rationale. In what way is the project new to the chapter or the community?
Target audience. Who is your target audience? Provide as much information (statistics, etc.) as possible. Proposals that do not demonstrate at least 50% underrepresented racial or economic minorities will not be considered.
Project description. What exactly will happen during the course of this project? Who will be involved, what will they do, and how often? What is the time frame of the project? Who and how many will be served? What materials and facilities will be required? What science topics will be addressed, and how? Please provide details about the topics, chemistry activities, or experiments.
Matching Funds. What arrangements have been made to secure additional financial support this project? Be sure to obtain accurate estimates for proposed expenses. Clearly indicate the source(s) of your matching funds.
Safety considerations. How will the project participants ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken with the participants?
Participant qualifications. Do the student project directors or supervisors have experience in administering activities comparable to those outlined in the proposal?
Proposals should not request funds for food service. However, if food service is essential to your project, the ACS Society Committee on Education may make an exception. In this circumstance, no more than half of your request should be itemized for food expenditures.