Grant Applications

The Division of Biological Chemistry provides grants on a competitive basis to its members to support symposia at ACS Regional meetings and for conferences in research areas of interest to the Division membership.

Up to $250 may be awarded for a symposium, up to $750 for a short conference and up to $1500 for a longer conference. Members interested in applying for support from the division should submit their application by e-mail to Treasurer Christy Chow, A complete application will consist of one pdf file and the completed Excel .xls rating spreadsheet. A blank rating spreadsheet and instructions are provided here: Rating spreadsheet, Instructions.

In the rating spreadsheet, do not change cells other than the empty ones colored blue (complete only one cell per row).

Applications will be reviewed twice a year at the Division’s Business meetings, which are generally held during the Spring and Fall ACS National Meetings. The deadlines for receipt of applications are March 1 and August 1 for review at the Spring and Fall ACS meetings, respectively. Proposals received after a given deadline will be held for consideration at the business meeting associated with the next deadline. These awards are intended to provide our members with fora in which to present their work, and to support conferences on biochemistry/chemical biology. Proposals judged not to meet these objectives, such as requests for blanket support of regional ACS meetings, are unlikely to be funded.

Supported Conferences and Symposia