ASDSA Ignite Grants are designed to provide both the hands-on assistance and funding critical to successfully advocate for state legislation which will improve patient safety. For the 2017-18 Ignite Grant, applications from state dermatological societies who would like to pursue ASDSA’s “Safe Laser and Energy-based Device Act” or “Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer and Excessive UV Exposure in Children Act" will be given preference.

It should be noted that the grant is not a “no strings attached” program. This program is for state societies that desire assistance from ASDSA in navigating the legislative process. This may include developing an advocacy strategy, hiring a lobbyist, and determining when compromise is appropriate. Grants are made on an annual basis; states may re-apply each year for multi-year efforts.

To apply, please download and complete the Ignite Grant Application, and return it by email to, or by fax to (847) 956-0999. Please include ASDSA Ignite Grant Application on the cover sheet. Applications are due August 1, 2017.