New award available for hand surgery research

The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH), in partnership with the American College of Surgeons (ACS), is offering a shared Research Career Development Award to support mentored development and research training.  This award will recognize a hand surgeon who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in research and has been awarded a K08 or K23 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for funding to begin on or after January 1, 2014. Applications must be received by February 15, 2015.

The total amount of the award is up to $80,000 per year for a maximum of five years, subject to annual review. This award is meant to supplement the amount awarded by the NIH and is not intended to cover indirect costs or institutional overhead.

The award recipient is required to provide written progress reports summarizing his or her efforts at the end of each 12-month period on the anniversary date of the start of the funding.

To qualify for the award, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Fellow or Associate Fellow of the ACS and candidate or active member in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Demonstrate commitment to a career in research
  • Have been awarded a K08 or K23 award by the NIH for funding that began no earlier than January 1, 2014; award is subject to the policies and requirements of the NIH K08/K23
  • Agree to provide a narrative report review at the conclusion of each year of funding

Applications must be submitted online.

Full program requirements are posted on the AFSH website. Contact the research division of the AFSH at or 312-880-1900 with questions.

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