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Grants and an Award to USA, Canada, and International Organizations for Breast Cancer Patient Care and Education

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) Foundation Grant


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
176962

Funding Source
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BREAST SURGEONS FOUNDATION
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
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.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/11/23 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
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.

Grant Categories:

  • 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
    • Educational materials
    • Meeting costs
    • Supplies
    • 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.


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- 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.

Ineligible
Education, Community Outreach, and Research Grant funds may not be used for indirect expenses.

Pre-Application Information
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.

Contact Information
Grant Proposals and award applications must be emailed in a Word document to grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org

You may direct any questions about these grants to the email address listed above.

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
​7067 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 290
Columbia, MD 21046
410-381-9500 / 877-992-5470

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