ICDD Grant-in-Aid

Grants to researchers around the world to provide high-quality data and refined search techniques!

On-line proposal submissions for the 2018-2019 Cycle II Grant-in-Aid Program are now being accepted.

Gather up your powder diffraction data today! For more information on the many other benefits ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program has to offer, contact Denise DelCasale, Grant Coordinator at DelCasale@icdd.com

Check out all the additional benefits ICDD’s Grant-in-Aid program has to offer including a 50% price reduction on a PDF-4 product at www.icdd.com/grants/index.htm, then contact Denise DelCasale, Grant-in-Aid Coordinator at DelCasale@ICDD.com to get started.


Cycle I 

Cycle II 

Proposal Submission Deadline

31 January

31 July

Grant Cycle Start

1 April

1 October

Grant Cycle End - Final Reports Due

28 February

31 August

Progress Report Due

31 December

30 June

Grant-in-Aid Committee Proposal Review




One of the ICDD's main objectives is to expand the range of reference materials by archiving or producing X-ray diffraction patterns. To further this effort, the ICDD supports a well-developed program of grants to researchers around the world to provide high-quality data and refined search techniques. Each year the ICDD extends financial support to qualified investigators, in the form of grants-in-aid awarded on a competing proposal basis, for the preparation of reference X-ray powder diffraction data.

The duration of a Grant-in-Aid is 11 months with two cycles per year. Cycle I begins 1 April and Cycle II begins 1 October.

Benefits offered to grantees are:

  • Financial support to aid current research
  • Publication of pattern(s), if accepted by the Editorial Department, in the Powder Diffraction File
  • Receive calibration standards
  • Purchase certain products at reduced prices
  • Web-based access to the list of compounds in the ICDD master database—includes published patterns as well as patterns still in the editorial process
  • First-time grantees receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Powder Diffraction


Sergei Kirik, of the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences, was honored at the 2013 ICDD Spring Meetings for his contributions to the Powder Diffraction File, contributing over 1000 patterns. Three other individuals have met this milestone, Don Hanawalt, Larry Calvert and Shao-Fao Lin. Currently Dr. Kirik has published 1,185 references.

(L to R) Sergei Kirik and Scott Misture 


Distinguished Grantee Awards
The Distinguished Grantee Award was instituted in 1999 to recognize the ongoing efforts of exceptional Grant-in-Aid recipients, whose work for the ICDD goes beyond the measurement of high-quality powder patterns. The award is presented triennially. The ICDD Grant-in-Aid program is open to all scientists who produce high-quality powder data and who, after a preliminary trial period, are awarded monetary grants from the ICDD in return for submission of their patterns to the ICDD.

Selection Process
The ICDD Grant-in-Aid Committee is responsible for the selection of an awardee. Submissions are made to the committee and a tally of votes determines the winner.

Award Presentation
The Distinguished Grantee Award is presented at the Technical Committee Session of the ICDD Annual Meeting. The award consists of a gift of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque. The awardee is expected to present a scientific paper and spend several days at the ICDD headquarters. Travel and accommodation costs for the recipient are covered by the ICDD.


For further information or any queries, contact:

Denise DelCasale
Grant Coordinator
International Centre for Diffraction Data
Newtown Square Corporate Campus
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA, 19073-3273, USA

Phone: (610) 325-9814
Fax : (610) 325-9823
E-mail: delCasale@icdd.com