ACC WIC Member Engagement Grant
The Women in Cardiology Section is focused on professional growth, improving promotion and leadership training and opportunities, increasing personal well-being and career satisfaction, addressing changing roles throughout the career of Women in Cardiology, and providing networking, mentoring, support and sponsorship.
Through the WIC Member Engagement Grant, state chapters can jointly apply for funds to support state and local Women in Cardiology events. The goal of hosting a WIC Event is to engage members on the state level. The meetings should provide invaluable opportunities for women in cardiology to gain leadership experience, targeted networking, serve on panels, and connect with fellow WIC in their region.
The decision to host a WIC event is at the discretion of the participating state chapter member leaders and chapter executives, it should be a collaborative relationship and decision-making process. If the event is outside the scope of the chapter budget, please ensure your chapter executive has the bandwidth and budget to successfully support it. Hosting a regional meeting is not required by ACC or the ACC Women in Cardiology Leadership Council.
Applications will open June 23 and will close on July 28, 2023. Winners will be announced mid-August!.
ACC Maryland State Chapter
ACC Northern New England Chapter
ACC Pennsylvania State Chapter
ACC West Virginia State Chapter
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO CAN APPLY FOR THIS GRANT?
State Chapter Executive(s) and state chapter member leaders will work together on this grant. Hosting engagement events is not required by ACC or the ACC Women in Cardiology Leadership Council.
HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE?
This year (2023) we will grant a total of $10,000 to 3 chapters. To best consider all of requests we receive, we encourage regions to realistically request $3,000 - $5,000.
WHAT CAN THE GRANT FUND?
This grant is meant to alleviate the cost of planning and hosting a WIC state or regional event. This includes, but is not limited to, chapter staff time, speakers, venue cost, or a WIC reception. This grant is not meant to fully fund a multiday event.
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN APPLYING FOR A GRANT?
The grant application package includes eight questions which need to be completed in full. The application needs to be reviewed and signed off by all participating State Chapter Governors, the State Chapter Executives, and WIC Champions.
WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?
When planning a local or regional event (both in-person and virtual) you have access sample agendas, brochures, and content here.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR AWARDING THE GRANT?
Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria: most innovative, most new and novel, and greatest need.