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Fellowships & Grant Opportunities

Dept. of Surgery Grant Submission Policies & Timeline

General Surgery

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Source

Name

Amount   

Pending

(8/2019)*

AAS

Association of Academic Surgeons – Trainee Research Fellowship Awards

$20K for 1 year

9/2020

ACSRS

American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarships

$30K, renewable for 2nd year 

Pending

(6/2019)*

ASEF

Association for Surgical Education Foundation – Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training (CESERT)

$5K to $25K depending upon category - 1 or 2 year

5/2020

SUS

Society of University Surgeons – SUS Resident Research Scholar Awards

$30K for 1 year

*Submission date not updated as of March 30, 2020; contact organization for guidance on new submission deadline.  

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Ongoing submissions*

AHRQ-KO1

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award - KO1

 

See current funding opportunities

3-5 years of post-graduate research support. 

*March 30, 2020 – verified all hyperlinks to AHRQ website work.  

Cardiac Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Pending

(8/2019)*

AHA

American Heart Association – Western States Postdoctoral Fellowship

$63K to $159K; 1 – 3 years w/ maximum of 4 years

*Submission date not updated as of March 30, 2020 – contact organization for current submission deadlines.

Colorectal Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

8/2020

ASCRS

American Society of Colorectal Surgeons – General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant

$20K, 1-2 years

Spring/Summer

11/2019 (LOI)

Application: 1/2020

Award: June 2020

Fall/Winter

5/2020 (LOI)

Application: 6/2020

Award: December 2020

CCFA

Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Research Fellowship Award

Up to $58,250/year, 1-3 years

 

Gastroenterology Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Fall submission

(Fall 2019)*

SAGES Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons $60,000 to support travel, salary support, and/or tuition.

Not reported

(Submission period currently closed)*

AHPBA Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association  $30,000

*Submission date not updated as of March 30, 2020; contact organization for guidance on new submission deadline.  

Hand Surgery

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Source

Name

Amount   

4/2020

AFSH American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) Clinical Research Grant $40,000 (direct costs only)

International - Global Health

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Source

Name

Amount   

Due: 7/2020

Starts: 7/2021

 

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship

Also see:  Program in Global Surgery & Social Change
Two-year position for those who are currently in surgical training or residency 

10/2020

 

Fulbright/Fogarty Fellowship

Salary support varies according to host country and principal investigator. 

Submissions due: 11/2020 (next fellowship cycle starts 7/2021)

 

GloCal Health Fellowship

Contact: kimberly.bale@ucsf.edu

12-month mentored research fellowship

12-month stipend support

Health insurance (U.S. trainees)

$15,000 for research funding

Travel costs to and from international field site

Laser Medicine & Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Applications will open fall 2020 for 2021

Ward Grant: June 1 and notification by end of June

ASLMS

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

A. Ward Ford Memorial Research Grant

ASLMS Research Grant:  $70,000/1 year

A. Ward Grant: up to $65,000/1 year.  

National Institute for Health (NIH)

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Annual submission 

(11/2019)*

NIH - LRP

NIH Loan Repayment Program

$50,000

Cycle 1: 9/2020

Cycle 2: 1/2021

Cycle 3: 4/2021

NIH

NIH F-32 Grant, Individual NRSA - UCSF

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) – Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship – NIH link

Consult with your program mentor regarding guidance on applying for this funding mechanism.  

Up to 3 years

Additional Salary Support for fellows supported by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) – through F32 individual NRSA. 

*Submission date not updated as of March 30, 2020; contact organization for guidance on new submission deadline.  

Oncology

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Source

Name

Amount   

For inquiries regarding AACR funding opportunities, contact: grants@aacr.org

AACR

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

$100,000 to $110,000

1 to 3 years

4/2020

10/2020

ACS

American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship

 Progressive stipends of $53K, $54K, and $56K

Other benefits:

$4K fellowship allowance per year;

$1,500 allowance to attend ACS Postdoctoral fellows symposium;

Option for 12 week paid maternity/paternity leave for new parents.

Other

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Pending

(11/2019)*

 

 

AP Giannini Foundation

Stipend for salary support only.  Stipends are Year 1- $55K, Year 2 - $56K, and Year 3 - $57K

Fall 2020

CSPH

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fellowship, Harvard Center for Surgery and Public Health

For more information, contact administrative director Melissa Poleo, MS

Not reported

Website advises to contact the CSPH Administrative Director for questions regarding application.  

Pending

(10/2019)*

PSFP

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub – Physician-scientist fellowship program

Salary equal to ACGME post-graduate scale; annual stipend for conference travel and other professional expenses.

9/2020

 

Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation - American Philosophical Society (APS)

$40,000 for the first year and $40,000 for the second year. The term of the fellowship is one year, with renewal for one year if satisfactory progress is demonstrated. 

6/2020

HHWF

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Two-day Annual Meeting of Fellows is held each November is expected as a condition of acceptance of the fellowship.

$54 K – Year 1

$57 K – Year 2

$60 K – Year 3

 

$1,500 - Annual award to host institution – used for lab supplies or computers.

Pending

(12/2019)*

SIS

Surgical Infection Society

1-2 years. $50,000/year is available and can be supplemented with no more than $25,000 in extramural funding. 

*Submission date not updated as of March 30, 2020; contact organization for guidance on new submission deadline. 

Pediatric Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

10/2020

PCTSDP

Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program

$75,000 for salary, benefits, limited lab support; 2 years with 3rd year possible in exceptional circumstances

10/2020

Start date is 7/2021

C-MFPM

Research Fellowship in Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy

UCSF Center for Fetal Maternal Precision Medicine

One-year fellowship, potentially renewable for a second year.

Plastic Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Pending

(12/2019)*

PSF

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research Fellowship Grant (PSF)

Up to $50,000 for one-year to be used for salary support only.

Pending 

(12/2019)*

PSF

Plastic Surgery Foundation Pilot Research Grant

Up to $10,000 for 1-year pilot projects

Pending

(12/2019)*

ASE/PSF

ASE/PSF Combined Research Grant

Up to $15, 000 for 1-year projects

Pending 

(12/2018)*

ASMS/PSF

ASMS/PSF Combined Research Grant - The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)

$10,000 for one year commencing July of each year

Pending

(8/2019)*

ASMS

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons – Research Grant Application

The Research Committee will determine the number of award recipients and the dollar amount granted. Historically $7 to 9,000 award to the sponsoring institution.  Awarded 4 grants in 2018.  

Pending

(8/2019)*

ASMS

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons – ASMS Resident Scholar Program

Up to $1,200 to attend the annual scientific meeting. 

*Submission date not updated as of March 30, 2020; contact organization for guidance on new submission deadline.  

Quality Improvement

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Source

Name

Amount   

Per email correspondence with fellowship program director Kirsty Engelhardt (3/30/2020) - Our application deadline for a 2020 start has recently closed, but the webpage listed will be updated with information regarding the application process when we are ready to start accepting applications for next year. 

SOCIC

Northwestern University – Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center

Funded two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes, health services, and health policy research for surgical residents to pursue in their research years.  

Thoracic Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Varies by cateogry - updates for submissions will post summer of 2020

ALA

American Lung Association Senior Research Training Fellowship

2019-2020 Awards and Grants Programs – Numerous

$40 to $100K awards varies by 

9/2020

TSF

Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) Resident Research Fellowship

TSF Resident Research Fellowships provide support of up to $30,000 per year for up to two years.

Transplant Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Submission:

Open Aug 1 to Dec 1

Notification: March

Funding: Starts in July

AST

American Society of Transplantation (AST)

Grants are generally awarded in the amount of $50,000 per year for either one year or two years.

12/2019 to 2/2020 for 2020 Grant cycle; contact name is listed for upcoming cycle in 2020 (see adjacent column)

ASTS

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

ASTS-Jon Fryer Resident Scientist Scholarships

If you have questions, please contact Maggie Kebler-Bullock, CFRE, Director of Development at maggie.kebler@asts.org.

$40,000 for up to one year – 3 grants awarded in 2019

Intramural UCSF and Univ. California

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Pending

(11/2019)*

 

CTSI at UCSF Resident Research Grants

$4,000 / academic year

Application cycle – twice a year.

Funds:  Tuition, design & biostats consultation, analytic support, and study-related travel.  

Submission: 2/2020

Award Notice: 3/2020

Fellowship begins: 7/2020

CTSI TL1

CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program

Stipend commensurate with PGY status
One-year fellowship w/ option for a second year

Spring:

Submit: 3/2020

Funding: 5/2020

Fall:

Submit: 8/2020

Funding: 12/2020

RAP

Resource Allocation Program (RAP) at UCSF

Funding varies based on program category.   

LOA due in 1/2020

Top 5 LOIs are chosen for submission

Funding: 4/2020

CW

Caring Wisely™

Funds three projects per year at $50,000 per project.  

Application open now for funding starting July 2020

UCSF-CTCRE

UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Stipends range from $49,000 to $59,000 depending on years of postdoctoral experience.

Submission: 1/2020

Notification: 6/2020

Award begins: 7/2020

TRDRP

The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) - Post Doctoral Fellowship Award

Funds up to $60,000; maximum duration 3 year

*Submission date posted as of March 30, 2020; contact organization for guidance on upcoming new submission deadline.  

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