Eugene Salvati, MD, Limited Project Grant


Before his passing, the former residents, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Eugene Salvati, established an endowed research fund to honor his many years of commitment to the education of colorectal residents and the care of colorectal surgery patients. Dr. Salvati wished for this fund to be utilized to support clinical research that would directly improve the care of colorectal surgery patients. To that end, a Limited Project Grant (LPG) will be offered every other year via the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. The goal is to provide investigators the opportunity to pursue research interests, specifically germane to the field of colon and rectal surgery. It is anticipated that successful research projects, initially funded through the Research Foundation’s LPG mechanism, will ultimately secure funding from other national funding agencies. 


Dr. Eugene Salvati was raised in the coal mining town of Pursglove, West Virginia in the early part of the 20th century. He worked his way steadily to a career in medicine and surgery. He trained as a Colorectal Surgeon in Allentown, Pennsylvania and ultimately settled in Plainfield, New Jersey and started a Colorectal practice that would grow and span decades of providing high-quality Colorectal care. In 1969, Dr. Salvati and his partner, Dr. Rubin, established the first colon and rectal surgery fellowship training program in the state of New Jersey. In partnership with his practice partners and many trainees, he explored and published on many aspects of clinical Colorectal practice publishing over 65 articles on various topics. 


Up to $25,000 for 1 year.
  • LPG award may be funded in whole or in part.
  • No consortium/contractual arrangements will be allowed with collaborating organizations.
  • Salary support for the Primary Investigator is not permitted.
  • LPG funding is limited to “Direct Cost Only” budgets. Additional indirect costs will not be approved.

Application Deadline

March 15 for 2023 funding cycle

Review/Notification Date


Award Eligibility

  • The proposed research must be investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven
  • The proposed research must be conducted within the United States or Canada
  • The proposed research must be a clinical rather than basic science based project
  • ASCRS members must be co-principal investigators or principal investigators
  • The principal investigator must be committed to the field of colorectal surgery (colorectal surgery resident or colorectal residency trained surgeon)
  • Prior to submitting your application, any proposed research that includes human or animal studies must have approval from the institutions appropriate review board.


  • A mid-term, final report using the Research Foundation templates must be submitted to the Research Foundation 
  • Recipients are strongly encouraged to submit their research for consideration of presentation at the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting and if appropriate, for publication in Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Recipients must provide a written summary of their work to Salvati Society
  • Presentations and publications must acknowledge the funding mechanism e.g. “This work was made possible by the generous support of The Eugene Salvati, MD, Endowed Research Fund.”


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 web-based portal, to sign in or to create an account.

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Application Review

The Research Foundation of the ASCRS 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.

Re-Submitting a Limited Project Grant

If you have previously submitted an LPG that was not funded, you may re-submit the same application during the next submission cycle. Re-submissions must adhere to the following:

  • In the web-based portal, step 5, indicate the applciation is a resubmission.
  • Upload the letter from the Research Foundation indicating what needed to be altered in your original LPG application. 
  • Include document highlighting what has been altered from the original submission.
  • Compile all documens into a singe PDF for upload.

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