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Educational Grants

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The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society has funds available for the purpose of improving K-12 chemical education in the geographic area served by the local section (OH: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties; KY: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties; IN: Dearborn and Ohio counties). The Educational Grants Committee was established to make recommendations to the Cincinnati Section Trustees for the disbursement of these funds. The committee hereby invites applications for these grants from all members (teachers, students, industrial chemists, etc.) of the chemical community supporting K-12 chemical education in the service area of the section. Applications will be accepted and reviewed two times during the year according to the following schedule:

Review Month Application Deadline Notification Date
May Last Monday in April Last Friday in May
December Last Monday in November First Friday in January


Grants will be awarded for such activities as attending educational workshops, participation in summer research programs, innovative education programs, instructional equipment, etc. Proposals, which incorporate the use of funds from other agencies or corporations, including the agency, or corporation, with which the applicant is affiliated, may be given preference in the selection process. Funds will generally not be awarded for the purchase of common supplies or chemicals. However, any application, which meets the basic criteria for which the fund was created, will be given serious consideration. A total of $1,500 will be awarded during each grant period; exceptional proposals may win the entire amount, or the amount could be shared between several winning applications. Grants for K-12 educators to attend scientific or scientific educational conferences may usually limited to $400 and usually are only available to an educator every three years, with preference going to educators presenting papers. No school or organization will be allowed to receive more than one (1) award per calendar year. Within one year from the time the grant is awarded, a report describing the use of the funds and the impact that the project had on improving chemical education is expected to be forwarded to the committee chairperson, Ms. Gloria Story.

Application forms for K-12 chemical education Grants are available in .doc and .pdf formats for downloading. For additional information, please contact Gloria Story.

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Greater Cincinnati Area College and University Chemistry Departments logo

Greater Cincinnati Area College and University Chemistry Departments may apply for a $500 travel grant to be used to defray the cost for an undergraduate student presenting a paper or poster at an ACS National or Regional meeting, or meetings sponsored by the ACS (i.e., PittCon or SciX).

The student for which the grant applies must be the first author and presenter. Each Greater Cincinnati College or University Chemistry Department may apply for one grant each year.

To apply, a copy of the accepted abstract should be sent to Gloria Story via email.

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