Information About Funding Requests

Grant Submission, Criteria and Review

The Foundation Case Statement is focused on funding for education, advocacy and research.  The ASC Foundation, established in 2002, was created to fund the Society’s programs and expand its endowment to assure fiduciary responsibilities to the mission, membership and the public, as it insures the Society’s financial stability.

Proposals for allocation of Foundation funds will be considered during Foundation Board meetings.  Projects for considerations must be in line with the priorities set out in the ASC Foundation Case Statement and relevant to the ASC Mission.   It will promote excellence in cytopathology in one of the three key aspects: Education, Advocacy or Research.   ASC Members and Committees are eligible to submit funding requests to the ASC Foundation.

Proposals are considered twice a year and proposals must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • September 15 (for review and decision at ASC Annual Meeting in November).
  • March 1 (for review and decision by June 1).

Proposals should involve a topic related to one of the ASC’s three major missions:

  • Education in cytopathology (or related fields) for pathologists, cytotechnologists, other medical professionals who interact with the cytology profession, patients or communities.
  • Research to advance the field of cytopathology.
  • Advocacy on the behalf of patients or the profession.

Proposals with at least one of the following will be preferred:

  • Pilot projects that could later be eligible for larger external competitive grants.
  • Projects seeking joint funding from another competitive funding agency.
  • Multi-institutional or multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Broad impact.

To submit a proposal or request for funding complete the form attached outlining the project and include a description on how the funds will be used and the ultimate outcome of the project.

The Committees and/or Members will be inform of the Foundation Board decision via a formal notification letter within three weeks following the review meeting.  All approval of allocations are reported to the ASC Executive Board.


Downloadable Funding Request Form