Clinical Sports Medicine Endowment

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Clinical Sports Medicine Endowment

Submissions accepted as of October 15, 2020

Application Deadline:  January 22, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST

Amount: $5,000.00 USD

ACSM is pleased to announce that the Clinical Sports Medicine Endowment will fund an annual award of $5,000 for research that is directly related to clinical sports medicine. This clinical research award is open to MDs, DOs, PTs, ATCs, and other medical professionals (ACSM members only) involved in the conduct of patient-based clinical research.

The purpose of the award is to stimulate:
1.  clinical research in sports medicine and
2.  research in clinical sports medicine.

Clinical research in sports medicine must be derived from active care of athletes, such as prevention strategies, treatment protocols or treatment outcomes. Research in clinical sports medicine must be directly related to issues of active care of athletes, such as pathogenesis, pathophysiology, biomechanics or environmental issues. The proposals must demonstrate the study’s direct relationship to one of these purposes. The active patient care must be provided to physically active recreational, competitive or elite athletes. It is anticipated that the completed research will be presented at a highlighted session at the ACSM Annual Meeting.

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. Grants are open to all ACSM members, including international members. However, the NASA initiative is open to U.S. residents working in U.S. universities only.

You may contact the Research Administration and Programs Department regarding this grant at


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