The Plastic Surgery Foundation works alongside the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to support innovators' ideas, teach researchers how to articulate the relevancy, impact, and possibilities of those ideas, bring the right people together so that tested and meaningful ideas reach the marketplace, and help volunteers take those new ideas and tried-and-true procedures to all corners of the world.
To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Directed Research Grant in Breast Implant Safety program. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 over two years will be awarded in support of studies designed to assess breast implant safety, including local and systemic complications and illnesses related to breast implants. Proposals that examine implant surveillance techniques and imaging are also invited. Basic, translational, and clinical research studies are all within the scope of the program.
To be eligible, applicants must be an MD, DO, or PhD, hold a full-time clinical or research position where the research will be conducted, and be an Active, Candidate, International, or Associate member of ASPS or obtain sponsorship from an Active ASPS member at their institution.
See the Plastic Surgery Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.