ISSM Zorgniotti Fund


The goal of the ISSM Grants Program is to foster advancement in the field of sexual medicine through financial support. The ISSM EC decides on the Grants Program, usually on an annual basis.

General information

Headshot Zorgniotti Adrian 285The Zorgniotti Fund 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 Fund is to provide financial support in the areas of research and education in sexual medicine.


The aims for allocating the available funds are:

  1. Training of professionals in the field of sexual medicine

  2. Public education and awareness of sexual medicine;

  3. Basic and clinical research in the field of sexual medicine.


  • A Principal Applicant is defined as an Affiliated Society of ISSM and is responsible for the direction of the proposed research or education project and is the main contact for the grant.

  • A Co-Applicant is defined as a society or individual who contributes to the proposed research or education project.


The rights to submit applications are exclusively reserved to our Affiliated Societies. The projects for which they may apply should be initiated, developed, and executed by ISSM members from within their region. We welcome applications from the APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, MESSM, SASSM, SLAMS and SMSNA. 


The ISSM Board of Directors has decided to allocate a maximum of USD 10,000 per Affiliated Society.


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. 

Deadline applications

Once the ISSM EC has decided to allocate Zorgniotti Funds, a deadline is set for ISSM Affiliated Societies to respond. No decision has been made for 2024 yet.

Deadline reviews

Submitters of an application form will be informed about the final decision within 6 weeks after the deadline.  

All applicants are required to use the Zorgniotti Fund Application Form for the completion of their proposal. The application form can be obtained through the ISSM Executive Office. Completed application forms need to be returned to the ISSM Executive Office before the deadline. Incomplete forms and/or forms submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.


Members Only


ISSM Update