About the Annual Report An overview of the grants and awards ACS PRF authorized in 2010
as well as details about program operations.

In 2010, the ACS Petroleum Research Fund committed to new grants totaling $11.4 million. As a result, the Fund now supports a total of more than 900 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 2010. These include active research grants in over 300 colleges and universities in the United States, as well as others in Australia, Canada, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, 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.

Program Administrator:

Dr. Ronald E. Siatkowski
ACS PRF Director

Program Managers for this report period:

Dr. Dean A. Dunn
ACS PRF Assistant Director

Dr. Burtrand I. Lee
Program Manager

Dr. Jeffrey Smiley
Program Manager

Dr. Askar Fahr
Program Manager

Ms. Gayle Peterman
Finance and Grants Manager

Moving Mountains; Dr. Surpless
Desert Sea Fossils; Dr. Olszewski
Lighting Up Metals; Dr. Assefa
Ecological Polymers; Dr. Miller