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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.

Research Endowment

Jan 15, 2016, 17:00 PM
$10,000.00 USD

The research endowment has been made possible by charitable funds and individual donations derived from the annual campaign, specifically targeted for research. The intent of the research endowment is to use a portion of the interest derived from these funds to support basic and applied research in exercise science. The primary goal is to fund mechanistic, hypothesis driven, basic and applied research. A $10,000 grant is available and is applicable to all relevant fields of exercise science. Funding is primarily targeted for new or junior investigators, within 7 years of attaining a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.). It is the intent of this grant to provide seed money support after which further funding would be sought from other sources. Applications should clearly describe if the aims are achieved in the pilot, and how the data will be used in future grant applications. Only one application per person is allowed.

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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