The Zorgniotti Foundation was established in 1994 and named after Adrian Zorgniotti, founder and first President of the ISSM, formerly known as the International Society for Impotence Research (ISIR). The main goal of the Zorgniotti Foundation is to provide financial support in the areas of research and education in sexual medicine.
The aims for allocating the available funds are:
A) Training of professionals in the field of sexual medicine;
B) Public education and awareness of sexual medicine;
C) Basic and clinical research in the field of sexual medicine.
The ISSM hereby has the pleasure to announce another round of call for proposals for the Zorgniotti Grants in 2019.
The rights to submit applications are exclusively reserved to our Affiliated Societies, so we would be pleased to welcoming applications from the APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, MESSM, SASSM, SLAMS and SMSNA.
Only the offices of the ISSM affiliated societies can submit a grant application. No individual grant applications will be accepted. The affiliated societies have been informed to send in a Zorgniotti Grant Application Form (1 per request) before before October 31st, 2019.
Awards for Zorgniotti Grants are up to USD 10,000 for 1- or 2 year projects. Please note that indirect costs or overhead may not be included in these awards.
All Zorgniotti Grant Applications will be reviewed by the ISSM Grants and Prizes Committee, after which they will be subject to a final review by the ISSM Executive Committee. Submitters of an application form will be informed about the final decision within 6 weeks after the deadline (before December 12th, 2019).
A project progress report is due six (6) months after the start date of a grant. In case of 2-year projects, additional progress reports are due twelve (12) and eighteen (18) months after the start date of a grant. The report(s) must include a written description of progress made, referring to the hypothesis and aims proposed in the original application. Compliance with this policy is necessary for ongoing funding of your research project.
Final Project Report
A final project report is due within ninety (90) days of the termination of your grant. This report must include the following information:
- documentation of all milestones achieved during the entire cycle with reference to the initial hypothesis and aims of the project;
- a full account of all expenses incurred over the entire lifecycle of the project.
Research Grant Publication
In case of a research grant, ISSM strongly advises to submit the manuscript to the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM). The responsibility for publications lies with the Principal Applicant. As soon as a manuscript is accepted for publication in JSM, it is expected that the grantee will inform the ISSM Executive Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the title of article and expected date of publication.
The results of any work supported by a grant from the ISSM must be acknowledged in all dissemination materials (e.g., publications, scientific exhibits, scientific presentations, press releases, etc.). The following acknowledgment or its equivalent should be used: “This investigation was supported (in part) by a grant(s) from the International Society for Sexual Medicine.”