AAPS, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
AAPS, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
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AAPS-EURAPS Academic Scholarship

The American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) Academic Scholar Program together with the European Association of Plastic Surgeons is offering a two-year faculty research scholarship to American or European surgeons entering academic careers in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The 2016 scholarship is to assist a surgeon in the establishment of a new and independent research program in Europe or the United States. A combined European-American research program is not excluded from applying. The scholarship will support candidates in achieving a successful academic career. Applicants should have demonstrated their potential to work as independent investigators.

The scholarship award is $30,000 per year (paid in equal amounts by AAPS and EURAPS) to provide initial salary and/or direct costs of the research. Funding of the award will begin September 1, 2016. The award may be renewed once at the discretion of the AAPS-EURAPS.

General policies covering the granting of the combined AAPS-EURAPS Academic Scholarship are:

  • The scholarship is open to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons who have: (1) completed their residency and are Board certified within the preceding five years; and (2) received a faculty appointment in a department of surgery/plastic surgery at a medical school.
  • The scholarship is to be used by the recipient for salary support and/or direct costs of his/her research. The scholarship grant should not diminish or replace the usual, expected compensation or benefits. Indirect costs are not paid to the recipient or to the recipient's institution. No overhead is to be taken by the institution.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are not current recipients of major research grants. Application for this scholarship may be submitted even if comparable application to other organizations has been made.
  • Supporting letters from
    1. the Chair of the Department/Division of Plastic Surgery,
    2. the Chair of the Department of Surgery, if Plastic Surgery is a Division; and
    3. the Mentor of the project. This approval would involve a commitment to continuation of the academic position and of facilities for research.
  • The applicant must submit a research plan and budget for the two-year period of fellowship, even though approval is required for the second year.
  • A significant portion of the fellow's time will be spent in the research proposed in the application. Institutional support for this level of commitment must be evident in the supporting letters.
  • The academic scholar is expected to present a written report to the AAPS and EURAPS Boards after the first year and, if requested, make presentations at the scientific session of the Annual Meetings after the second year.

Supplemental AAPS-EURAPS Award Information

Application deadline has passed.

Applications are available at www.aaps1921.org or www.euraps.org

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