International Fellowship Grant

ASCRS-RF-Logos-1-19-21-(2).pngPurpose

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
  • On any given year, should the International Fellowship Award go unfunded following the Spring review, applicants for that year may resubmit by October 1st of the same year for an expedited review and possible funding within that calendar year.

Application Deadline

August 15 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 will be moving to a web-based platform which will enable both submissions and reporting through an online portal, ultimately enabling us to better serve our applicants and grantees alike. Check back on July 1, 2021 for instruction on how to submit an application using the online portal.


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.


Criteria and Application
PHS 398 Forms and Instructions
Grant Recipient Testimonials