ASCB offers members several types of grants, both for professional development and to engage the public. Postdocs and graduate students may apply for funds to organize meetings at their home institutions through Early Career Meeting Grants, or may apply for funding through the COMPASS Outreach Grants to organize activities to engage the public.

In 2018 ASCB offered large Public Engagement Grants of up to $35,000 to ASCB members wishing to engage their communities in the process of science. The grants were made possible by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. ASCB hopes to be able to offer more such grants in 2019.

ASCB also offers travel and childcare grants to help ASCB members attend the ASCB/EMBO Meeting.