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Grant Opportunities

Grant Overview

The Grant opportunities listed are available to eligible ACMS members. The number of grants awarded each year is based on current funding and the quality of applications. Applications must be submitted online by using the application link below.

Grants available for 2021

  • ACMS Foundation Investigator Research Award
  • ACMS Foundation Research Mentorship Award

Important Dates

December 10, 2020 Application Submission Site Opens
February 15, 2021 Complete Applications Dues by 11:59 pm Central
March 2021 Finalist Notified
May 6-9, 2021 Award Winners Announced at the 53rd Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA

Award Payments
Award payments are distributed in January and July.

Project Updates
Award winners must be willing to provide project updates during the ACMS 2022 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, May 12-15, 2022.

Grant Selection Process
Award selection is made by the ACMS Foundation Research Grant Review Committee in consultation with the ACMS Board of Directors. Awards will be publicly announced at the 2021 ACMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Questions? Questions about the application process or other ACMS Grants and Awards, may be directed to Emily Thurow at ethurow@mohscollege.org or (414) 347-1103.

ACMS Foundation Award Categories

  •  $5,000 research stipend.
  • To an ACMS Fellow or Associate to mentor fellows, residents or medical students to conduct an IRB-approved research project.
  • Intended to develop research skills in future leaders of micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology.
  • Will favor focused projects with the potential to collect original data.
  • Awardee will be announced at the 2021 Annual Meeting and must plan for IRB approval to take place prior to July so work may commence on this project and produce results by the next Annual Meeting.

Award Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of the ACMS
  • Applicants must not have received a grant from the ACMS Foundation within the past two years

Application Information (required):

  1. Mentor Applicant's Biographical Sketch - Attach your mentor's biographical sketch in the standard NIH format. Not to exceed three (3) pages.
  2. Detailed Budget - Provide a detailed budget. One (1) page limit
  3. Research Proposal - Organize the application in the following format. Two (2) page limit
    • Specific Aims - Identify what you intend to research/accomplish and the hypothesis to be tested.
    • Background and Significance - Describe why the research is important, what has already been done in the area of interest, and how this research will add to the current body of knowledge.
    • Objective - Describe how you intend to accomplish with this research.
    • Hypothesis - Describe what your intended outcome will be.
    • Methods - Identify how you are going to carry out the research. Describe the experimental design, methodology, and manner in which the data will be analyzed.
    • Organizational Structure - Describe the organizational structure where you work, including support and resources available to you.
    • Literature Cited
  4. Letter of Commitment from Mentor

  •  $5,000 research stipend.
  • To an ACMS Fellow or Associate to mentor fellows, residents or medical students to conduct an IRB-approved research project.
  • Intended to develop research skills in future leaders of micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology.
  • Will favor focused projects with the potential to collect original data.
  • Awardee will be announced at the 2021 Annual Meeting and must plan for IRB approval to take place prior to July so work may commence on this project and produce results by the next Annual Meeting.

Award Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of the ACMS
  • Applicants must not have received a grant from the ACMS Foundation within the past two years

Application Information (required):

  1. Mentor Applicant's Biographical Sketch - Attach your mentor's biographical sketch in the standard NIH format. Not to exceed three (3) pages.
  2. Detailed Budget - Provide a detailed budget. One (1) page limit
  3. Research Proposal - Organize the application in the following format. Two (2) page limit
    • Specific Aims - Identify what you intend to research/accomplish and the hypothesis to be tested.
    • Background and Significance - Describe why the research is important, what has already been done in the area of interest, and how this research will add to the current body of knowledge.
    • Objective - Describe how you intend to accomplish with this research.
    • Hypothesis - Describe what your intended outcome will be.
    • Methods - Identify how you are going to carry out the research. Describe the experimental design, methodology, and manner in which the data will be analyzed.
    • Organizational Structure - Describe the organizational structure where you work, including support and resources available to you.
    • Literature Cited
  4. Letter of Commitment from Mentor

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