The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is inviting applications for its Cutting Edge Research Grant Program, a research initiative that supports education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from the research settings to surgical practice.
In 2017, five grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to research projects that stimulate the advancement of the practice of dermatologic surgery, the invention of new technologies, or that document the outstanding and high volume work of dermatologic surgeons. ASDS members are encouraged to submit proposals in the areas of depth of training, scope of practice, safety record, and efficacy, as well as for research with specific relevance in cosmetic medicine and surgery, core surgical procedures and techniques, cutaneous oncology, and new technologies. Research into evidence-based medicine, comparative efficacy research, quality studies, and patient safety studies are encouraged.
To be eligible, all applicants must be a member of ASDS, and research topics must be clinically or socioeconomically oriented to dermatologic surgery. In addition, all research must be conducted in the United States or Canada with the sponsorship of a department or division of dermatology or other independent dermatologic-related oversight group or organization.
See the ASDS website for complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions.