ASTDA is pleased to support ASTDA members through small-scale financial assistance. A total of $15,000 in grants will be committed annually to this initiative. The per-request maximum is $5000. Smaller requests have a higher likelihood of success.

ASTDA reviews submissions in two annual cycles, in January and July. Funding requests can be submitted any time, but must be received by January 1 or July 1 to be reviewed in that cycle. Please note that a brief report is due not more than 90 days after the completion of the event/activity for which grant funds were used.

The next deadline for this program is July 1, 2024. Proposals are evaluated according to how well the project advances ASTDA’s mission, objectives and commitments. Individuals or groups seeking grants, who have been supported in the past, will also be evaluated according to how well they used past funds, filed a final report, and acknowledged ASTDA.

Examples of successful applications for this one-time funding include small-scale research project assistance (e.g. buying gift cards or test kits, or paying research assistants); supporting a conference reception for early-career professionals; paying open-access publication fees; and implementing a career development workshop.

We’ve recently clarified the eligibility, requirements and instructions for this program:

  • Industry and for-profit groups are not eligible
  • Projects must obtain regulatory approval when relevant (e.g. from the IRB, IACUC, etc.)
  • Requests solely for conference travel will not be funded
  • Incomplete applications will be considered non-responsive and will not be reviewed

Click the button below to submit an application. Applicants must be members of ASTDA for requests to be reviewed.

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Small Project Assistance Recipients

Recipient Name Title of Project Institution Project report
Makella Coudray, PhD, MPH, CPH Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Risk and Prevention among Trans Women (STRiP-T) Community Advisory Board (CAB) The University of Central Florida
Daniel Gore, MD A Retrospective Chart Review of Anal Cytology and High-Grade Intraepithelial Lesion Screening Practices among High-Risk Populations in a Tertiary Care System Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Report
Olivia Van Gerwen, MD, MPH Pre-Conference Symposium for 2023 International Society of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Meeting Addressing Sexual Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse People University of Alabama at Birmingham Report
Jaquetta Reeves, PhD Sexual Health Choices and Perception of STI Risks Among Young Adult Male College Students The University of Texas at Arlington Report
Neetha Iyer, BS, BA, MA, PhD Candidate, and Eve Banas, BS The Impact of State-Level Sex Education Mandates on Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Diagnosis Rates in Children Aged 15 to 19 University of California, Davis Report
Erica Dommasch, MD, MPH Prevalence of condyloma acuminata and HPV vaccination in transgender and gender diverse populations: A retrospective cohort study Harvard Medical School, The Fenway Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Report
Jacob H Elnaggar Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Travel award to IDSOG Report
Diana M. Tordoff Community Advisory Board for STI and HIV Prevention among Transgender and Non-binary Adults in Seattle University of Washington Report
Stacey Griner Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Vaccine Acceptability among Young Adults and Parents of Adolescents University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Report
Jana Jarolimova Impact of the Binx IO Diagnostic Platform on Clinical Management of Urethritis and Cervicitis in a Specialized STI Clinic: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial Harvard University