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ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Hydrocarbon Research: Proposal Submission Opening February 12, 2024

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Request for Proposal




  • Faculty of Science



Internal Deadline:

February 29, 2024

Sponsor Deadline:

March 8, 2024


The next proposal submission window for the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) opens on Monday, February 12, 2024, and closes on Friday, March 8, 2024 (5:00 PM EST).

Proposals must focus on fundamental petroleum research, including research related to petroleum-derived materials in one of ten specified subject matter areas. It is important to note that while the PRF Trust imposes restrictions, PRF currently funds various topics of interest in sustainability and green chemistry. These topics include new catalysts and the upgrading/utilization of methane and carbon dioxide.

Grant programs are available for new professors starting their first tenure track position (DNI), as well as established tenured or tenure-track professors exploring a new research direction (ND) at doctoral degree granting departments. Separate grant programs exist for qualified professors in non-doctoral departments (UNI, UR). Departments of successful UR and UNI grant applications will be invited to apply for a competitive $25,000 supplement funds. Supplements aim to enhance research activities, capabilities, and engagement at the department.


For more information and how to apply, contact Ryan Heyden, ROADS.