Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Grant Opportunities

Student Travel Award

The Kalamazoo section is offering monetary awards to undergraduate and graduate students for travel to ACS meetings to deliver oral or poster presentations.

Travel award application

Please send the following by email to the James Redwine (jredwine@kalsec.com):

  • A completed application
  • A letter of support from your research advisor

Requests for up to $500 will be considered for travel expenses for a student to present his/her work at an American Chemical Society meeting. The deadline for receipt of applications is four weeks prior to the meeting for which funding is requested. A student may receive this award only once per degree being pursued.

Project SEED

Project SEED provides summer research experiences in chemistry for high school students from low income households. This has been a powerful program. Over 11,000 students have participated in the last 50+ years and ACS Assessments show that it has had a strong impact on the academic and career pathways of those students. The Kalamazoo local section has sponsored 75 student projects in the last 25 years. The ACS Project SEED website shows some short, inspiring videos that explain how the program has changed student lives.

Project SEED logo

Each Project SEED fellowship costs our local section between $1250 – $1500 in addition to matching funds from ACS. Our goal is to raise enough funds each year to fund at least two projects per summer. 100% of donated funds go directly toward student research stipends. Project mentors and their institutions receive no payment for their participation in Project SEED.

You may donate directly to our KACS Project SEED fund on PayPal. Kalamazoo ACS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A gift receipt will be sent to you after your donation is received. If your employer provides matching funds, please direct verification forms and payments (payable to American Chemical Society) to:

Project SEED Coordinator
Kalamazoo Local Section – American Chemical Society
858 Dobbin Dr
Kalamazoo MI 49006
(email: alternatecouncilor@kalamazooacs.org)