There are two cycles of funding opportunities, spring and fall, with submission deadlines on March 15 and August 15. Other grant categories are funded if and when resources permit as determined by the Board of Trustees. Potential applicants are advised to contact the Research Foundation office well in advance of any proposed application date to seek clarification and advice about the forthcoming funding cycle. Members are encouraged to contact the chair of the Research Committee directly for points of clarification. Please see contact information at the bottom of the page.
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Grant Update: 2021 Calendar Year
Recommended by the Research Committee and approved by the Board; for 2021, we will offer the following awards: the Career Development Award ($75,000/year for two years), the Limited Project Grant (Up to $25,000/year), Medical Student Research Initiation Grants ($4,000), International Fellowship Grants ($12,500/year), General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grants ($20,000/year) and the Training in Research Methodology Grant (up to $3,000). The number of Research in Robotic Surgical Technology Grants to be awarded will continue to depend on industry funding.
Foundation leadership has taken decisive action to operate responsibly and realistically within current budget constraints, and with respect for the investment of members and corporate partners in the continued long-term health of the Foundation.
March 15 application deadline:
Note: The Research Foundation of the ASCRS will be moving to an online portal for both submissions and reporting. Check back on July 1, 2021 for more information.
August 15 application deadline:
Grant Recipient Testimonials
Grants awarded by the Research Foundation have touched the lives of students and general surgery residents who are considering colorectal surgery as a career, colorectal surgeons who want to further their research knowledge, and, in the long run, our patients who benefit from the focus on research. Read testimonials from our grant recipients here.
Research Foundation Administrative Office
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Other Grant Giving Organizations
Research Project Bank of Colorectal Research
The Young Researchers Committee of the Research Foundation of ASCRS wishes to promote research in our field. We have gathered a list of ongoing research projects that might be of interest to physicians in training. View other grant giving organizations here.