The American College of Sports Medicine has more than fifty thousand members and certified professionals from ninety countries around the globe and represents seventy occupations within the field of sports medicine. From academicians to students and from personal trainers to physicians, ACSM is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.
To advance this mission, the association established a Research Grant Program through the ACSM Foundation, its charitable arm, in 1989. In 2017, the foundation awarded approximately $141,056 in grants to twenty-three student researchers and young investigators. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support basic and applied research in exercise science in 2018.
Grants are targeted primarily to new or junior investigators within seven years of attaining a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD), and are expected to provide seed-money support after which further funding will be sought from other sources.
Grants are open to all ACSM members in good standing.
See the ACSM website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.