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 will be considered from state dermatological societies who would like to pursue ASDSA’s “Safe Laser and Energy-based Device Act” (PDF) or “Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer and Excessive UV Exposure in Children Act" (PDF).
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.
For state dermatologic societies that are interested in applying, the application is available here (PDF). Applications for 2018-19 are due Aug. 1, 2018.
**Note: You will need to download the application in order to successfully submit. If you have any trouble, you may email completed applications and supplemental information to email@example.com.