Kate Sellar

How to Craft Local Section IPG Proposals and Final Reports

Blog Post created by Kate Sellar on Sep 18, 2015

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.

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