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The ACSM Foundation supports scientific research through the distribution of grants and travel awards. Each year the Foundation awards approximately $100,000 in research grants and scholarships.

Individuals must be an ACSM member to apply for grants and travel awards.

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Research Grants

Submissions open: Sept. 6, 2022
Submission deadline: Nov. 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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 2020, the Foundation awarded approximately $116,365 among 21 student researchers and young investigators.

The ACSM Foundation currently offers nine different grant/ endowment opportunities in research areas including, but not limited to, physical activity epidemiology, clinical sports medicine, space physiology and human performance.

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Jim Pivarnik and 3 student award recipients 2018

Travel Awards

Applications open: Early October 2022
Applications close: Feb. 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST

ACSM invests in the future of sports medicine and exercise science by supporting members. Student and professional members who meet eligibility criteria may apply for travel/ registration awards to offset the cost of travel and registration to present their work at the ACSM Annual meeting. 

A number of awards are available in different disciplines. 

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male student presenting his poster at the ACSM Annual Meeting