International Fellowship Grant

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To provide support to research programs that are focused on diseases of the colon, rectum and anus that will ultimately impact how we treat these patients. This grant will focus on providing support to clinical investigators in the United States or Canada who would like to participate in research outside the United States or Canada, including US investigator engagement in global health research projects focused in colorectal surgery. Additionally, funding will be considered to support clinical investigators from outside the United States and Canada who would like to participate in research in the United States or Canada.

Funding

$12,500 for 1 year (6-month proposal considered on an individual basis)
  • Funding supports:
    • Residents, fellows and clinical investigators from outside the United States or Canada who would like to participate in research in the United States or Canada, OR
    • Clinical investigators in the United States who wish to participate in global health research, OR
    • Residents, fellows and clinical investigators in the United States or Canada to who would like to participate in research outside the United States or Canada.
  • All submissions must be coordinated through a US or Canadian institution (either global health work or international scholars).
  • International Fellowship may be used for research activities; either direct research expenses OR for salary and living expenses. The applicant should specify other sources of support.
  • International Fellowship is limited to “Direct Cost Only” budgets. Additional indirect costs will not be approved.
  • The award will be given at the discretion of the Research Committee and not necessarily every year.

Application Deadline

September 1 for the 2022 funding cycle
 

Review/Notification Date

November/December
 

Eligibility

  • ASCRS members only.
  • ASCRS member must be co-principal investigator or principal investigator.
  • The applicant must be pursuing a career in colorectal surgery.

For Citizens of USA or Canada:

  • The applicant must be currently enlisted in or a graduate of an accredited residency program in either general or colon and rectal surgery or be a recent graduate of a program approved by the Research Foundation.
  • The applicant must be sponsored by a colon and rectal program director or ASCRS Fellow.

For International Applicants Traveling to USA or Canada:

  • The applicant must be sponsored by a clinician investigator who is an ASCRS member and board certified by the ABCRS with a research program.


Submissions

The Research Foundation of the ASCRS uses a web-based platform for all grant submissions. Full instructions are available on the site in the top-right hand corner of the screen.
 
Applicants will log in to their ASCRS account to submit a grant application. Applicants do not need to be an ASCRS member but do need to have an ASCRS account. When the applicant clicks the Submit Grant button, they will be directed to the ScholarOne Portal, to sign in or to create an account.
 
Preparing Application Materials:
Applicants will be asked to enter or upload necessary information to submit a grant application, available here
 

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Important Information*

  • Keep a record of Control ID number, which can be found on the top right corner on each page of the submission template. When communicating with the Research Foundation and the ScholarOne Customer Care Team, please include the Control ID as a reference.
  • Note that some institutions have firewalls that make it difficult to receive communications from the submission site. To ensure uninterrupted email delivery, please whitelist amazonses.com and abstractcentral.com domains.
  • Do not forget to click the submit button (at the bottom of Step 6: Review and Submit). If the system is exited without submitting, the submission will be saved and will appear in the “DRAFT” section of the system “View Submissions” page upon re-entering the system.
  • Notifications and correspondence will be sent to the email address in the ASCRS account. Correspondence can be obtained by clicking on the Messages in the grey bar at the top right of the screen in the system.
  • Applicants should receive a confirmation email after submission (please check spam/junk folders for this email). To prevent this, add [email protected] and [email protected] to address book. If an email confirmation is not received, please contact [email protected].
  • Applicants should use Chrome to submit grant applications. Pop-up Blocker must be turned off for submission.

 
Need Help?
Technical questions or problems with the system should be directed to the ScholarOne Customer Care Team. They can be reached by clicking the "Help" link in the top right-hand corner of the screen in the ScholarOne system or by emailing [email protected]. Please include your Control ID number, name, phone, email and an explanation of the problem in all support correspondence. ScholarOne Customer Care is available Monday 12:00 a.m. through Friday 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, +1-434-964-4100 (US) or +1-888-503-1050 (International).
 
For grant-specific questions, please contact the Research Foundation administrative office at [email protected] or (847) 607-6410 and ask to speak to the foundation grants manager.


Application Review

The Research Foundation Research Committee reviews all completed applications received by the deadline through a peer review process. The committee is composed of funded researchers who are members of the ASCRS. Members of the committee serve pro bono and do not participate in evaluation of applications from applicants or institutions in which there is a conflict of interest.


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