Education Funding (WSEF)


The WSEF committee awards the Walter Spohn Educational Fund Grant every March.
The WSEF Grant is a project-based grant program intended to encourage members of the International Anaplastology Association to pursue creative and innovative research or educational projects within the field of facial and somatic prosthetics that will benefit the field as a whole.  The number of grants awarded and their monetary amounts will vary each year based on the quality of applications and the size of the fund.
Learn more information about the grant.
Download the application.
Return completed applications to [email protected] by December 1st each year.
About the Fund
The WSEF was established in 2003 to provide financial support to individuals initiating educational and research projects to advance the field of Anaplastology. It was named after Walter Spohn, whose enthusiasm for his profession and passion to share his knowledge with others lead to the founding of the International Anaplastology Association in 1980.
- to advance clinical and practical education and scientific research in support of patient care in the field of anaplastology
- to be recognized as an important source for funding life-long learning in the field of Anaplastology – to form partnerships with business, industry, health education organizations and health care institutions; these partners will help promote our mission to a wider range of private/public donors
- to seek excellence and be committed to continuous improvement in all our endeavors
The WSEF receives funding from the Walter Spohn Memorial fundraising events held during the International Anaplastology Association’s annual meeting, corporate and institutional donations, private donations from IAA members, special gifts from grateful recipients of prosthetic care and the general public.
Donations made to the Vesalius Trust a 501(c)(3) non-nonprofit corporation are tax-deductible. Please call our office at (703) 437-9555 to make your donation by phone.