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Foundation Grant Opportunities

The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation continues its mission to improve the standard of care for breast disease patients through its grant funding program. Each year the Foundation awards grants related to patient breast care and patient education.

Recent Grants Awarded by the Foundation

Below is a sampling of grants recently funded by the Foundation in 2015:


Research Grant

  • Development of a Technique for Endoscopic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy to Improve Surgeon Ergonomics and Patient Outcomes


Education Grants

  • Nurse BEDI: Spanish Version

  • Stimulating Awareness of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Non-Physician Professional Staff


Conference Grants

  • 2015 Breast Cancer Symposium

  • 14th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference


Travel Grants

  • NCBC Breast Patient Navigator Certification

  • ONS Poster Presentationon Adoption of Radioactive Seed Localization

  • Advancing Breast Cancer Research and Knowledge:


Grant Applications

Applications are accepted November 1, 2015 – January 7, 2016. Applications may be submitted for education, travel, conference and research grants related to patient breast care or medical education.


Applicants will receive an acknowledgment email within several days after receipt of their grant application. Applicants will receive official notification of their application status by March 1. Grants will be awarded during the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Breast Surgeons in April in Dallas, TX.


For detailed information regarding the grant opportunities, application and submission criteria download the grant application:


Download Grant Application and Guidelines as PDF


Download Grant Application and Guidelines as Word doc



For additional information about grant requests please contact:

Keynote Speaker Sponsorship

Apply for a Grant from The American Society of Breast  Surgeons Foundation

Applications are accepted October 18 – December 15, 2016

In an effort to support professional education initiatives, the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation supports scientific research in the field of breast disease care.


The Foundation sponsors three research awards that are presented at The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meetings. Each year abstracts are submitted to the ASBrS by hundreds of breast care specialists and reviewed for presentations. The Publications Committee of the ASBrS reviews and selects the abstracts to be presented at the Annual Meeting. The Publications Committee also selects the winners of the George Peters Award and Scientific Presentation Award. The winner of the Scientific Impact Award is voted on by the audience of the Annual Meeting.


Researchers who submit abstracts are eligible for the following awards:            


The George Peters Award ($1000)

Recognizes the best presentation by a breast fellow. The George Peters Award was established in 2004 by the Society to honor Dr. George N. Peters, who was instrumental in bringing together the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Disease, and the Society of Surgical Oncology to develop educational objectives for breast fellowships. Subsequently the curriculum was used for the breast fellowship credentialing process that has led to the development of a nationwide matching program for breast fellowships. 


The Scientific Presentation Award ($500) 

Recognizes an outstanding presentation by a resident or  fellow. 


The Scientific Impact Award

Any of the presenters is eligble for this award. The award recipient is selected by the audience.

Research Awards

To help provide cutting edge information on research to thousands of leading surgeons, The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation sponsors the Keynote Speaker at The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meetings. A new keynote speaker is introduced annually to consistently provide updated information throughout the breast care fields. 

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