The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation awards grants related to patient breast care and medical education. The foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the standard of care for breast disease patients by providing support for medical and patient education; advancing breast disease research, diagnosis and treatment technologies; and offering programs and services to medical professionals and their patients.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for grants in four priority areas: education, travel, conferences, and research.
1) Education Grant: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects that raise awareness of breast cancer and increase the capacity of effective patient breast health education programs. Grants are intended to support costs associated with a project (e.g., purchase of educational materials, brochure development, printing, etc.). The grant project must be specific to patient breast health and/or breast cancer education.
2) Community Outreach: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to community-based nonprofit organizations that provide education about breast health as well as screening to underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income populations. The project must target medically underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income areas, and the applicant organization must be a nonprofit with federal tax exemption.
3) Conference Grant: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of partnerships focused on educational meetings, conferences or symposia, with an emphasis on those that enhance interactions among the advocate, healthcare, and scientific communities. The content must focus on patient breast health or help further the body of knowledge related to research, diagnosis, treatment, education, and/or other issues related to breast cancer.
4) Research Grant: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to foster the research activities of the grantee. Funds may be used for activities necessary to undertake or complete a research project (e.g., providing support for ongoing projects, IRB submission fees, clinical research assistance, or statistical support). To be eligible, the project must be specific to patient breast health and/or breast cancer.
See the ASBSF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.