Application Deadline: August 15, 2016
Apply online at http://grants.aasurg.org/
The Executive Council is pleased to announce the 2017 AAS/AASF Global Surgery Research Fellowship Award for residents and fellows engaged in global health surgical research. This award is designed for individuals who are interested in advancing the field of Global Surgery through research, including but not limited to: proposals aimed at further defining or reducing the global burden of surgical disease (on a community, institutional or regional basis); proposals aimed at defining existing human and material resources available for surgical care in low- or middle-income countries; proposals outlining the ability of surgical treatment to prevent death and disability in resource-poor settings; proposals aimed at identifying strategies for instituting or improving surgical care or capacity in resource-poor settings; proposals aimed at preventative interventions for surgical disease; and proposals aimed at advancing surgical education or manpower in areas of limited resources. For all projects, identification and definable participation of local/on-site partners in the collaborating country is required. The award of $10,000 for one year may be used for salary support or for the direct-cost expenditures of the research. The award is to be expended solely for the purpose of the sponsored research, and the award period begins July 1, 2017.
A committee, consisting of the AAS Global Affairs Committee, the president-elect, and ad-hoc members as needed, will review all proposals. The top rated proposals will be selected as finalists, and these applicants will be invited to interview with the selection committee at the Academic Surgical Congress in February 2017. The award recipient will be selected from these finalists and will be announced at the AAS Research Awards Ceremony during the 2017 Congress.
Acceptance of Award
This proposal may be submitted to other extramural funding sources for support, but this must be acknowledged on the application form. Submission for support elsewhere will not affect the evaluation of this proposal; however, in the event that more than one extramural award is offered, the investigator will be required to accept only one source of funding. The research award recipient will be introduced during the AAS Award Session at the Academic Surgical Congress. A one-page formal progress report for the research project and copies of pertinent publications resulting from the funding of the research award should be forwarded to the office of the Secretary upon completion of the one-year research project. A final report and presentation of work accomplished will be required at the Academic Surgical Congress following the conclusion of the grant.
Previous Award Winners:
2016 S. Ariane Christie, UCSF
2015 Benjamin Martin, MD, Emory University
2014 Shailvi Gupta, MD, University of California, San Francisco – East Bay
2013 Rebecca Maine, MD, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School/UCSF