ACS will soon offer two opportunities for grant applicants: one in the spring/summer, and the other in the summer/fall. For projects that are encouraged to advance to the final stage, planning grants will be available for use between the pre-proposal and final proposal deadlines. Requests for planning grants are made on the pre-proposal form.

March 30, 2018 (Friday): Pre-proposals due
May 31 (Thursday): Final proposals due
July 2 (Monday): Awards announced
July 16 (Monday): Funds disbursed
August 10, 2018 (Friday): Pre-proposals due
November 2 (Friday): Final proposals due
December 3 (Monday): Awards announced
January 7, 2019 (Monday): Funds disbursed

Please note that:

  • Only projects vetted as pre-proposals can advance to the final proposal stage.
  • We will not accept pre-proposals after the deadlines indicated below. ACS set the Cycle I deadline to fall after spring breaks to give potential grantees time to finish their pre-proposals.

ACS outreach efforts are ongoing on our member campuses. If there are groups, committees, or individuals who would like to explore grant opportunities in more detail, please email In consultation with your dean/provost and grants officer, we are happy to visit your campus to learn more about your goals and explore funding possibilities.