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Research Grant Application General Instructions

I.              All research applications and supporting materials must be submitted online using the ASLMS online Grant Application Form.

II.            Individuals can be identified as the primary investigator on no more than one ASLMS research application.  If more than one application is submitted with the same primary investigator, only the first received application will be considered for funding.

III.     Students cannot be listed as the primary investigator on a non-student grant application.  For ASLMS research application purposes, a student is defined as all undergraduate students, and/or any individual who is employed by an organization in a capacity and/or classification due primarily to their student status.

IV.         International applicants may not be familiar with or have requirements comparable to the United States IRB and or IACUC processes. If an international applicant’s country requires comparable processes, then they should complete the form with the requirements of their country in mind. If comparable processes are not required in their country, foreign applicants should not complete that section of the first page of the application.  Additional proof of compliance with institution guidelines may be requested by the Review Committee, especially if this section is not completed.

V.           Grant applicants who are not currently members of ASLMS must complete and submit an ASLMS membership application at the same time they submit the grant application.

The following link may be used to access the online Membership Application Form which must be submitted along with the grant application. Research grants will only be awarded to individuals who are accepted into membership of ASLMS.

VI.         The required letter of support from an ASLMS member must be submitted via e-mail to under separate cover and on letterhead of the supporting member organization. ASLMS member providing letter of support may not be grant applicant.  Individuals providing a letter of support should stress the importance and feasibility of the proposed research, as well endorse the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the research project.

VII.    The online application margins, length and font size have been pre-established and are locked. Applicants can down load the form, complete the same and then submit with an e-mail cover letter. PDF files of the application will be accepted but must adhere to the pre-established standards as described above. Not adhering to the pre-established standards will result in rejection of an application.

VIII.       A Review Committee will determine which research proposals will be awarded grants.  The Committee’s decision will not be appeal able.  The Committee will use the following general criteria as the primary basis for its selection of grant recipients:

§         The proposed research project’s alignment with the ASLMS Mission and intent of the ASLMS Research Program.

§         The implications for clinical management of patients.

§         Project feasibility with the available resources.

§         Appropriate research and project evaluation methodologies.

§         The primary investigator(s) experience, qualifications and capabilities.

§         Evidence of future plans and support to continue the research beyond ASLMS funding. 

IX.     ASLMS encourages anyone interested in fostering the development of lasers and related technology to submit grant request proposals. ASLMS reserves the right to accept and/or reject all research grant applications without a prerequisite justification for such action.

X.             No grant will be awarded to any person if the award would be contrary to any United States law, including but not limited to trade embargoes administered by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

XI.      ASLMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, membership in the armed services, or use of lawful products away from work (such as tobacco or lawful use of prescription medications), in any aspect of its operations, including, but not limited to, the provision of services, membership on the Society’s governing board or committees, and attendance at or participation in the Society’s programs, meetings, and events, and awarding of research grants.

XII.    For more information, and or clarification, grant applicants may e-mail and/or contact Barb Brown at the ASLMS Central Office (715) 845-9283.

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