The primary mission of the ASCRS Research Foundation is to support research and education to improve the care of colorectal patients. We award funds to support research and educational programs related to colon and rectal diseases. The Research Foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants to colorectal surgeons and researchers to investigate a broad spectrum of colorectal diseases and to develop novel surgical techniques pertinent to the care of colorectal patients.
Research Foundation Funds Available
Click here for a downloadable ASCRS Research Foundation Contribution Form. Your contributions to the Foundation may be made specifically to any of the following categories:
The Research Foundation Fund is the main location for funding of grants to young researchers and general surgery residents. The funding directly supports: Career Development Awards, Limited Project Grants, Medical Student and General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grants, the International Fellowship, the Norman D. Nigro Research Lectureship, and the Request for Proposal for Clinical Studies on Benign Colorectal Disorders.
Grateful Patient Program
The Grateful Patient Fund is for patients and relatives of patients who wish to contribute to the Foundation in appreciation of the efforts of their physician or because they are grateful for a loved one’s health after consulting and working with a colon and rectal surgeon.
The Salvati Fund is the Foundation’s Mentor’s Endowment Program. The program awards a research grant in honor of a specific mentor in colorectal surgery. The physician honored by this award is Dr. Eugene Salvati. The award funds innovative clinical research or scientific research with obvious clinical benefits.
The Meet the Challenge program invites ASCRS member and non-member Annual Scientific Meeting attendees to match dollars donated by corporations and regional societies to support research.
The funding directly supports: Career Development Awards, Limited Project Grants, Medical Student and General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grants, the International Fellowship, the Norman D. Nigro Research Lectureship, and the Request for Proposal for Clinical Studies on Benign Colorectal Disorders.
The primary focus of the Foundation is the support of education and research in colon and rectal surgery. As the Research Foundation of ASCRS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.