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Fellowships to USA and Canada MDs and DOs for
Plastic Surgery Research Training and Experience

Research Fellowships

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Funding Source:

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The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF)

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Deadline Date:

12/01/21 11:59 PM ET


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Fellowships of up to $50,000 to USA or Canada MDs and DOs affiliated with qualified institutions to expand their research training and experience in plastic surgery. Funding is intended for applicants already having active funding for the research project. The goal of the program is to foster the growth of research in plastic surgery.

The PSF supports investigators from the beginning of their careers, during residency, and as they advance to becoming experienced and well-established plastic surgeons. The purpose of the Research Fellowship Grant is to encourage research and academic career development in plastic surgery. This grant is for salary support only for a Resident or Fellow to obtain training and experience in research, under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The application must describe a structured research training plan, in addition to a research project. Only already funded research projects will be considered. Evaluation of the application will place emphasis on the research training experience, research project, applicant potential, and mentor qualifications and commitment to mentoring. Research Fellowship grants must be used for salary support only. The salary must be for a resident or fellow to obtain training and experience in research, under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193266

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

- Project Duration: 12 months.
- Earliest Start Date: July 1, 2022.
- Applicants have the option to defer funding to the following PSF grant cycle (July 1, 2023).
- Written requests for extensions must be received ninety (90) days before the expiration of the original grant period and are subject to approval by the Chair of The PSF Research Grants Committee.

- The Principal Investigator may apply for additional funding. Those who want to expand upon their project at the end of the original time period will need to re-apply for additional funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must…
- Be a MD or DO
- Hold a full-time position in a U.S. or Canadian Institution where the research will be conducted
- Be a resident or fellow
- Obtain sponsorship from an Active ASPS member at your institution
- Devote 100% of your time to this research training for a continuous 12-month period
- Not be assigned to clinical rotations that satisfy residency requirements

This Fellowship Award may not be held concurrently with another fellowship or similar award that provides a stipend or otherwise duplicate provisions of this Fellowship.

This grant is NOT transferable to another individual within the Institution and NOT transferable to another institution OR to operating funds.

The PSF does not currently have a mechanism for students.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Each year, through The PSF Grant Application Mentoring Session, The PSF offers an opportunity for investigators to meet with experienced grant reviewers and leaders in plastic surgery research to get feedback on their research proposals.

For those who are seeking grant feedback on grant applications reviews, please visit the link below to participate in the Fall 2021 program, to take place virtually on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 6 PM CST.

Mentoring Application:

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is December 1, 2021. Grants must be submitted in proposalCENTRAL by 11:59 P.M. (EASTERN) on or before the deadline.

Award Announcements: June 2022

All applicants who have not been previously funded by The PSF must complete The PSF’s Grant Writing Module. See

Applicants may submit more than one grant application only if they are scientifically different, but only one research project may be funded.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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The Plastic Surgery Foundation
444 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4664
(847) 228-9900
(800) 766-4955

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