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About the Annual Report

An overview of the grants and awards ACS PRF authorized in 2009 as well as details about program operations.

In 2009, the ACS Petroleum Research Fund committed to new grants totaling $22.8 million. As a result, the Fund now supports a total of more than 1,100 active grants — enabling ongoing, innovative research at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

This report provides an overview of the grants, scholarships, and sabbaticals that were active in 2009. These include active research grants in over 400 colleges and universities in the United States, as well as others in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

As a service to other investigators, scientists, and engineers, the report also explains the various types of grants available, funding criteria, the ACS PRF Advisory Board, and program details. For additional context, the report includes an overview of the dynamic history of the Fund, established in 1944.

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Program Administrators for this report period

Dr. Ronald E. Siatkowski
Committee 7
Polymer Science

Dr. Dean A. Dunn
Assistant Director
Committees 2, 8 and 9
Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
SE, UFS, SRF Programs

Burtrand I. Lee
Program Manager
Committees 5 and 10
Surface Science and Materials Science

Dr. Askar Fahr
Program Manager
Committees 1, 3, 4 and 6
Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, and
Chemical Physics/Physical chemistry

Ms. Gayle Peterman
Finance and Grants Manager