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Research Grants/Awards

ACSM's Foundation Research Grant Program started in 1989 with one research initiative in basic and applied science, and it awarded $50,000 among five doctoral research students. In 2016, the Foundation awarded approximately $129,770 among 21 research students. Grants in this program and other programs are outlined below.

NASA Space Physiology Research Grant

Jan 20, 2017, 17:00 PM
$5,000.00 USD


Through the generosity of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), $10,000 is available for research grants in the area of exercise, weightlessness, and musculoskeletal physiology. Doctoral students enrolled in full-time programs are eligible to apply. Grants can range up to $5,000 and are available for a one-year period. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.

Applicants for student research grants must have graduate student status during the term of the grant to be considered for funding. Applicants must be current members of ACSM at the time of submitting an application to be funded. Grants are open to all ACSM members, including international members. However, the NASA initiative is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018 funding. To access the application, please visit the link below to the ACSM Foundation portal.  All application information and supporting documents will be submitted via the portal – no hard copies or applications submitted by email will be accepted. Applicants selected for funding will continue to utilize the portal for post-award document submission. 

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