The Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is accepting applications for its Career Development Grant program.
The annual program provides young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery, with a focus on career development and mentorship of the individual rather than solely on the research proposal. Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded to academic investigators who demonstrate significant creativity in research relevant to the pathophysiology or management of diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus.
To be eligible, applicants must be within five years of their first full-time faculty appointment in a public or private nonprofit medical institution in the United States or Canada. Applicants also must be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada who has completed an approved colorectal surgery training program; if a foreign national, he or she must have a valid working visa at the time of application. All applicants must be an ASCRS member in good standing.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the ASCRS website.