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With the support of ASIS International, member and chapter donations and corporate support, the Foundation invests in elevating security practice through research and education.

  • Education – Scholarship and grant opportunities for those pursuing security careers 
  • Research – We conduct timely, security-related research on contemporary threats, best practices, and regulations providing valuable and actionable knowledge for the profession.

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Foundation Scholarships & Grants

​​​​​​​The ASIS Foundation is dedicated to supporting our members, our profession and our communities. One of the ways we help security professionals pursue personal and professional excellence is by offering educational scholarship​s and awards, which also help enable members around the world develop their expertise and become stronger leaders.

2018 scholarship and grant opportunities will be annouced in the coming weeks. 

CRISP Reports

Featured Report

Sports Team Travel Security ​

by Jacques Island and Peter Tarlow Ph.D,

This report explores th​​​​​e unique risk that athletes and sports venues face and provides general mitigation recommendations. 

It provides visible and behind-the-scenes mobile security to traveling athletic teams participating in all levels of competitive sports, from amateur and collegiate teams in practice or competition to pro sports participating in major events such as the Olympic Games, World Cups, and Super Bowls.

About CRISP reports

Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports provide practical, researched-based solu​tions to help security professionals effectively tackle a wide-range of security issues. Readers can integrate recommended actions with their own existing or planned security programs. ​

CRISP reports are sister publications to those produced by Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice. COPS reports, which can be accessed at, focus on policing; CRISP reports focus on security.

Upcoming Foundation Research

Building Automation & Control Systems: An Investigation into Vulnerabilities, Current Practice, and Security Management Best Practices (Q2 2018)

Increases awareness and understanding of building automation to enable security professionals to provide a more informed and robust advisory service to their organization. This research is being produced in collaboration with the Building Owner and Management Association (BOMA) International and the Security Industry Association (SIA).

Clunia Sulpicia Ruins: A Case Study for an Archeological Site Security Plan in a Non-Conflict Region (Q2 2018)

Identifies security vulnerabilities to the site and its resources (including people, assets, and activities) and offers best practices for training security officers to protect the assets of the community. Part of the ASIS Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) series.

Scouting the Future (Q3 2018)

This is an ongoing, iterative research initiative to anticipate and serve emerging challenges and opportunities for the security profession. It scans and analyzes trends, issues, developments, and innovations to identify drivers of change within the security profession and informs the Foundation's research agenda to advance the professions knowledge base and guides ASIS content strategy to meet future member needs.

Help Support the Security Profession

The work of the ASIS Foundation is only possible with the generous support of members, chapters, and corporate supporters. Please consider supporting our efforts—which contributes to the lives of our members, profession, and communities worldwide.