ASTDA is pleased to announce a new grant initiative to support ASTDA members through small-scale financial assistance. A total of $15,000 in grants will be committed annually to this initiative.

ASTDA will review 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.

Proposals will be evaluated according to how well the project advances ASTDA’s mission, objectives and commitments. Projects which enhance the visibility of ASTDA have a higher chance of success. 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 fundable activities (not comprehensive) include: implementation of a career development workshop; assistance for junior scholars/staff to travel to a conference; small-scale research project assistance (e.g. buying gift cards or test kits); supporting a conference reception; and payment of open-access publication fees. Grant funds may not be used for indirect costs or Finance and Administration (F&A) fees.

Click the button below to submit an application. Relevant appendix materials, detailed budget or other materials can be emailed to Applicants must be members of ASTDA for requests to be reviewed.

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