ACC WIC Member Engagement Grant


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, which may include supplemental materials, should be sent to Mary Byrnes at mbyrnes@acc.org no later than July 15, 2022

June 1, 2022 – Application Opens
July 15, 2022 – Application Closes
August 2022 – Winners announces, funds distributed


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 we can grant $20,000. It has not been parceled out (i.e. five $4,000 grants) in order to best consider all of requests we receive. We encourage regions to realistically request $3,000 - $8,000.

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.