To supplement the online resources available to local sections on www.acs.org/localsectionipg, we are featuring several exemplary Innovative Project Grants (IPG) proposals and final reports. Through reading these documents, you can get an in-depth understanding of the types of programs that LSAC has funded recently. Moreover, you can get a sense of the level of planning and reporting detail that is preferred by LSAC reviewers.


The LSAC Grants and Awards Subcommittee identified the following IPG proposals as outstanding in a particular area.

  • The Akron Local Section proposal involves many members for a self-sustaining project.
  • The Central Arkansas Local Section proposal is a prime example of small sections getting together to share resources.
  • The Tampa Bay Local Section proposal consists of specific planning details.
  • The Virginia Local Section proposal uses a unique opportunity (a centennial celebration) to stimulate member involvement.

Model IPG Reports

If you’re looking for further guidance on how to summarize your IPG-funded activity, feel free to resource these well-written IPG final reports (attached):

You can learn more about the Local Section IPG Program at www.acs.org/localsectionipg. The next deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2016.

Contact lsac@acs.org with any questions about this program.