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 and 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 five priority areas: education, travel, conference, research, and humanism in medicine.
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 capabilities 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: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to community-based nonprofit organizations to provide education on breast health and screening. The project must be specific to medically underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income areas, and the applicant organization must have federal tax exemption.
3) Conference Grants: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of partnerships focused on educational meetings, conferences, or symposia, with an emphasis on events that enhance the interaction between 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 Grants: 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.
5) Humanism in Medicine award: The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation/Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is a monetary award of $1,000 to enable the awardee to attend the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting in Dallas, May 1-5, 2019.
See the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.