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.

CYCLE I
March 30, 2018 (Friday): Pre-proposals due
May 31 (Thursday): Final proposals due
July 2 (Monday): Awards announced
July 16 (Monday): Funds disbursed
CYCLE II
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 jdugan@colleges.org. 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.