All USA USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA); USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA) International, Israel and Canada.
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International organizations and individuals for activities that advance breast cancer patient care and education. In addition, an award of $1,000 to a USA or Canada practicing breast surgeon to attend a conference. Grant applications for the award must focus on compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care, cultural sensitivity, and competence in scientific endeavors.
Education Grant: To raise awareness of breast cancer and increase the capabilities of effective patient breast health education programs. Education grants are intended to support costs associated with a project (e.g. purchase of educational materials, brochure development, printing, etc.) and/or expenses related to the development and hosting of an educational meeting or conference.
Community Outreach Grant: To partner with community-based nonprofit organizations to provide education on breast health and screening to underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income populations. The grant project must be specific to medically underserved, uninsured and/or low-income areas.
Research Grant: To foster research activities of the grantee. Funds may be used for activities necessary to undertake or complete a research project. The project must be specific to patient breast health and/or breast disease. The Foundation grant does not have to be the sole source of funding for the project, although any commercial funding must be disclosed to the ASBrS Foundation.
Humanism in Medicine Award: presented to a practicing physician who has been selected by The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation based on the following criteria:
Demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care
Displays competence in scientific endeavors
Shows respect for patients, families, and co-workers
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds
Displays effective, empathetic communication and listening skills
Understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension
Understands and shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint
Is sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being; and identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members
Engenders trust and confidence
Use of Funding:
Education, Community Outreach, and Research Grant funds may only be used for the following types of program expenses:
Salaries and fringe benefits, if applicable, and should not exceed 10% of program cost
Clinical services or patient care costs
Equipment for educational purposes
Other direct program expenses
The Humanism in Medicine Award funds may be used for travel to or registration for the 2025 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.
- Education, Community Outreach, and Research Grant applications are not limited to American Society of Breast Surgery (ASBrS) members.
- Nominees of the Humanism in Medicine Award must be members of ASBrS and residents in the United States or Canada.
- While grant applications from nonprofit 501c3 organizations are encouraged to apply, all organization types are eligible to apply.
Education, Community Outreach, and Research Grant funds may not be used for indirect expenses.
Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on December 11, 2023
Those who submitted complete grant proposals will receive official notification of the Foundation’s decision by email by April 3, 2024.
Grant awards will be announced during the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Breast Surgeons, April 10-14, 2024
Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum funding amount for each Education, Community Outreach, and Research grant is up to $5,000.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation/Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is a monetary award of $1,000 to attend The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV, April 30-May 4, 2025.