The AMSSM and AMSSM Foundation are pleased to announce the continuation of the Local Humanitarian Service Project grant program, which allows AMSSM members to apply for funding to conduct service projects in their communities.
Since it began in 2016, a total of ten $2,000 grants have been awarded for projects completed around the country through the generous support of AMSSM, the AMSSM Foundation and the Halpern Family Fund. We will once again offer five $2,000 grants for AMSSM members to conduct a one-day project relevant to the field of sports medicine, reaching out to underserved members of their local communities. In order to also encourage making these projects endure, previous winners are also eligible to apply for the grant funding.
Interested AMSSM members are asked to fill out a grant application to request funding for their projects. In 2017, funded projects included a tai chi/yoga event with the adaptive community; an MSK screening clinic at a homeless shelter; CPR training for public school coaches, teaching injury recognition and management; encouraging positive female role models for sports participation and reinforcing nutrition habits; and PPE clinic and lecture to increase health literacy.
Creativity and originality are encouraged by members in developing their projects, but the goal of giving back to our local communities should be at the forefront of any project to be considered. We encourage as many local AMSSM members to be involved as possible. Projects are expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.
Grant proposals are reviewed based on several criteria including originality, meeting the goals of helping underserved individuals, the inclusion of AMSSM members, how well the project reflects AMSSM goals, project feasibility, and having a complete and appropriate budget for the event.
Applications for the grant are available online now with the deadline for submission of March 16, 2018. Winners of the grants will be notified prior to the 2018 Annual Meeting in Orlando, and a formal announcement will be made during the Annual Meeting.
Further questions applicants may have regarding the project can be sent to Jody Gold.
The link is available in the members only section of the AMSSM website. You must be logged in to submit your grant request. Member Only Links