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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 for research projects and grants related to patient breast care and patient education.

The 2024 CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS will open in mid-September.

Three grant categories are available:

  • Education

  • Community Outreach

  • Research

Submission Deadline:
11:59 pm EST on December 11, 2024

All Grant Proposal submissions will be acknowledged by email upon receipt. Those who submitted complete grant proposals will also receive official notification of the Foundation’s decision in April 2025.

See programs we have funded in recent years.

You may direct any questions about these grants to

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

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

Keynote Speaker Sponsorship

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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