Application Opens: June 7, 2021
Application Closes: August 2, 2021
The intent of this award — which is supported by the Journal of Surgical Research and its publisher, Elsevier Science — is to provide early-career research support to junior faculty members of the AAS.
- Applicants must be full-time faculty who have not yet attained the rank of Associate Professor
- Faculty in any surgical specialty or discipline are eligible
- Applicants must be active members of the AAS
- The awardee must not be a principal investigator on a NIH R01 or a VA Merit Review Grant and may not hold a career development type of award
- Applicants submit the following materials:
- A one-page Cover Letter outlining their career development plan, their short and long-term career goals, and their plans for interacting with their mentors/collaborators
- Applicant’s NIH-Style Biosketch – not to exceed 5 pages
- Comprehensive Research Plan – Not including references, this plan should be no more than five (5) [single-spaced, Arial 11pt, 1″ margin] pages inclusive of the following items:
- abstract for research proposal
- significance of research
- background information
- preliminary observations
- experimental plan (methods, materials, potential limitations and pitfalls)
- (Applications which exceed the page limitations WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.)
- Letter of support from sponsoring research mentor.
- Letter of support of protected time from the chair of the applicant’s department. The letter should also state that the award will not be used for salary support for the recipient
The top-rated finalists will be invited to interview with the selection committee at the 2022 Academic Surgical Congress.
A committee, consisting of the councilors of the AAS, 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. The award recipient will be selected from these finalists and will be announced at the AAS Research Awards Ceremony. A one-page formal report of the research project and pertinent publications resulting from the funding of the research award should be forwarded to the office of the secretary upon completion of the research project. The award recipient will have the opportunity to present an oral report at the annual AAS meeting following the conclusion of the research fellowship.
Acceptance of Award
This proposal may be submitted to other 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, should the applicant be awarded the Roslyn Award, there must be no scientific or budgetary overlap between the Roslyn Award and other awards or grants. If scientific or budgetary overlap does exist between the Roslyn Award and other awards or grants, the investigator will be required to accept only one source of funding.
- $50,000 for one year to be used for direct-cost expenditures incurred in the conduct of the proposed research project; the award may not be used for salary support. The funding period for this award begins March 1, 2022.
- Award certificate presented at the AAS Awards Ceremony during the Academic Surgical Congress
- Name published in the AAS blog The Academic Surgeon, and on the AAS Web Site
Previous Award Winners:
2021 Jashodeep Datta, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2020 Sepideh Gholami, MD, University of California, Davis
2019 Rony Marwan, MD, University of Colorado Denver
2018 Filip Bednar, University of Michigan
2017 Christopher Pannucci, University of Utah
2016 J. Joshua Smith, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2015 Benjamin Levy, MD, University of Michigan
2014 Colin Martin, MD, University of Alabama-Birmingham
2013 Kevin P. Mollen, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg
2011 Timothy Donahue, MD, UCLA
2009 Michael Lim, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2007 Eric T. Kimchi, MD, Penn State College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center
2005 Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
2003 Omaida C. Velasquez, MD, University of Miami
2001 Neri M. Cohen, MD, PhD, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
2000 Anthony D. Sandler, MD, Children’s National Medical Center