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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.

Dr. Raymond A. Weiss Research Endowment

Jan 20, 2017, 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.

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.

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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