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  • ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Research Grant Program

    Established in 2017, The ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Research Grant Program provides funding to promising young scientists and physician-scientists in the bone field who are currently seeking to learn a new technique or to obtain additional funding to successfully complete a project. Grant submissions can be basic, clinical or translational and the primary focus must be on bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research.

    Examples of new clinical techniques are:
    1. Developing new assays for relevant analytes, e.g. measuring glycolytic end points in osteoblasts to assess energy metabolism
    2. Developing a new assay for intact FGF-23 for use in study of phosphate regulation by osteocytes

    Examples of new basic or translational techniques are:
    1. Histomorphometric analysis
    2. Gene expression analysis
    3. RNAseq
    4. Knock out and knock down techniques

    This award is open to US and international ASBMR members. International members living outside the United States are encouraged to apply.

    Amount of Each Grant: One-time award of up to $7,500 (direct costs, US dollars). No indirect costs to institution.

    Duration of Grant: One year (non-renewable). 

    Number of Grants: Up to three grants will be given in 2021 that will be selected based on quality of the application and status of available funds from the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education.


    • Applicants must be an ASBMR member at the time of application and throughout the term of the grant.
    • Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent degree, have completed residency training and be in the first or second fellowship year with at least one full year remaining, or hold a PhD and be in a postdoctoral program with at least one full year remaining.
    • Applicants must agree to present an abstract at the ASBMR Annual Meeting the year after the award.
    • Publications, including abstracts of presentations at scientific meetings, resulting from a project supported by an ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Research Grant must carry the following acknowledgment: “Funding for this project was received from the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education.”
    • One of the three grants is designated for an under-represented minority applicant. ASBMR follows the NIH definition for under-represented minority: African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander. 

    Required Application Materials:

    • ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Research Grant application 
    • Summary of research project or desired learned technique describing research goals, mentors, contributions to science, innovation and methods (maximum 3 pages - references can be on a 4th page)
    • Justification of need statement which explains the need for additional funding through the New ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Research Grant Program, including a full budget detailing the intended expenses to be covered by the award. This grant funding may not be used for salary support. (maximum 1 page) 
    • List of current funding support 
    • Biosketch that includes Contact Information, Education, Training, Positions Held, Awards/Honors, and Publications. CV or NIH-style Biosketch formats are recommended (

    All materials should be prepared with font type Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, Georgia or Times New Roman and a font size of 11 points or larger. Single line spacing is acceptable, with a 0.5 inch margin. Figures, charts, tables and figure legends may be smaller in size (10-pt font minimum) but must be clear and legible.

    All materials must be in English.

    Please contact the ASBMR business office with any questions –, +1(202) 367-1161.

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