Internal Deadline (Application): Hydrocarbon Research Proposal

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. For more information on supported research areas or eligibility, interested individuals are encouraged to contact a PRF program officer or

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. Applications are made through a web-based portal, and additional information can be found at

Proposals for the Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) grants are submitted using the ORG Community Portal. Access to the ORG Portal requires a registered ACS ID.  

To access online help for PRF application submission click on the following links:

If you have any questions or encounter problems related to portal access or functionality, please email the ORG team at

Internal Deadline: February 23, 2024 at 4:30pm. For questions, contact

Funder Deadline: March 8, 2024 at 6pm AST