AIChE® Foundation Awards Grants for Five Projects

The AIChE Foundation is delighted to announce the five projects awarded grant funding for the 2021 second funding cycle. Bi-annually, the AIChE Foundation invites Operating Councils and Board Committees to submit grant proposals for innovative projects that will bolster  the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good campaign priorities to advance the chemical engineering profession.

We are deeply grateful to our devoted Annual Fund donors for their sustained generosity, which enables the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees to award funding to these innovative projects.

The next funding cycle will open on October 1, 2021. If you have any questions regarding the grant funding process, please contact Felicia Guglielmi, Stewardship & Grants Specialist, at

AIChE Chemical Engineering for Good Challenge (ACE4G)

The Global Societal Initiative Committee (GSIC) will host the annual AIChE Chemical Engineering for Good (ACE4G) competition, a global humanitarian program and competition that encourages students to improve the lives of those in developing countries through the practice of chemical engineering. For more information on how your student chapter can participate, please click here.

Chemical Engineering Faculty Summer School

The Education Division and CEOC have teamed together to provide financial support to assure accessibility and diversity of new faculty attending the 2022 Summer School for Chemical Engineering Faculty as well as initiating and cultivating long-term fundraising efforts to endow future summer schools.

Disabilities Outreach and Inclusion Community (DORIC) Programing at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting in Boston

This project will help foster outreach and inclusion for chemical engineering professionals and students with disabilities at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting in Boston.  The programming will include a keynote session, strategic committee meeting and social networking events.

AIChE LGBTQ+ & Allies Programming and Social

This project will provide support for LGBTQ+ & Allies inclusion training at the AIChE Annual Student Conference and 2021 Annual Meeting Boston. The programming will promote AIChE's IDEAL Path to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement as it relates to the LGBTQ+ & Allies community and allyship to other underrepresented members of AIChE; and social networking events for students and professional members.

A Workshop on Chemical Engineering Higher Education Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainability

Under the leadership of the AIChE’s Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC) and Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council (CTOC), this project will address key questions on how to incorporate sustainability into chemical engineering undergraduate education by gathering the champions in sustainability from industry and academia to map critical issues in education.  

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