Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Private Sponsors PESH

Private Sponsors Physical Education Sport and

Human Performance


American College of Sports Medicine

  • Sports medicine, exercise science, exercise physiology, fitness
  • Student awards; research grants; leadership and diversity, specialty, and honor and citation awards
  • Membership in ACSM is required


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American Heart Association

Cardiovascular disease and stroke research


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American Institute for Cancer Research

Funds proposals for research addressing the effects of diet, nutrition, body composition and physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes


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American Physiological Society

Environmental & Exercise Section Awards


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Association for Applied Sport Psychology

  • Contributions to the science and practice of applied sport psychology
  • Research, community outreach, equity and cultural diversity, seed, and regional conference grants
  • Membership in AASP is required


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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Investing in the Health and Well-being of SC Children and Families

  • Supports projects that foster environments and settings that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles
  • Supports projects that focus on the integration of mental health and adverse childhood experiences
  • Supports projects that focus on population health improvement through intentional collaboration across multiple sectors to connect the non-health factors that influence health
  • Supports projects that address the issue of food insecurity
  • Research/Special Projects
  • Supports projects to inform, influence, and support our Investment Strategies and/or our Mission. These projects may fall outside of an established area of focus, yet would generate value-added information relevant to the health needs of the economically vulnerable population in South Carolina


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Challenged Athletes Foundation

Access for Athletes

  • Provides funding for equipment, training, coaching and competition costs to help athletes overcome financial impediments
  • Application period is September 1st to December 1st


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CLIF Bar Family Foundation

  • Applicants must address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective:
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.
  • Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.
  • Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.


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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

  • To support programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those affected by and living with spinal cord injury
  • Programs to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families living with spinal cord injury. Areas of focus include: assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports and recreation.


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National Athletic Trainers' Association

  • NATA member nominates a colleague for one of the association's national honors or awards.
  • Honors and awards are given for leadership; distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer; volunteer service; advocacy; involvement in professional associations, community organizations, and grassroots public relations efforts
  • Membership in NATA is required


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The North Face

To increase participation in the outdoors and work in innovative ways to protect our environment


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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks out and supports pioneering ideas and innovative solutions to foster a Culture of Health in America.
  • Health Systems: Catalyzing fundamental changes in health and health care systems to achieve measurably better outcomes for all.
  • Healthy Children, Healthy Weight: Enabling all children to attain their optimal physical, social and emotional well-being, including growing up at a healthy weight.
  • Healthy Communities: Creating the conditions that allow communities and their residents to reach their greatest health potential.
  • Health Leadership: Engaging a diverse array of leaders in all sectors with the vision, experience, and drive to help build a Culture of Health.

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Shape America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)

  • Research grants with special emphasis on ongoing initiative to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education
  • Professional development, including a stipend to attend the national convention
  • Programs providing a specific direct service to individuals with disabilities


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Last Updated: 1/30/23