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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 2015, the Foundation awarded approximately $131,000 among 22 research students. Grants in this program and other programs are outlined below.

Dr. Raymond A. Weiss Research Endowment

Jan 15, 2016, 17:00 PM
$1,500.00 USD

Wishing to advance research into the health benefits - physical, mental and emotional - of physical activity and sports, the Dr. Raymond A. Weiss Research Endowment has been established for ACSM students studying in this field. One project will be funded for applied rather than for basic research, with the intent of applying the results to programs involving physical activity and sports. The psychological and emotional benefits of physical activity are of particular importance to the benefactors of this endowment, Drs. Raymond and Rosalee Weiss, and proposals addressing those issues will be given priority. One award of $1,500 is available.

There are two parts to the application. Both Part A and Part B must be submitted as one complete PDF application. 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. residents only.

The deadline for the 2016 grant application is 5:00 PM ET on January 15, 2016.

Part A
Part B

NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader XI to complete the application for this grant. Adobe Reader XI is available for download at

You may contact the Research Administration and Programs Department regarding this grant at Tel: (317) 637-9200, ext. 125 or email questions to Jane Senior or at Tel: (317) 637-9200, ext. 153 or email questions to Marie Lewis.

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