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Fellowships & Grant Opportunities

Dept. of Surgery Grant Submission Policies & Timeline

Deadlines/due dates below are approximate - please refer to the funding organization websites for specific information.

General Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

August

Association of Academic Surgeons

Grants and Awards

1 year for $30K – one year may be used for salary support for direct-cost research expenditures

September

American College of Surgeons

Resident Research Scholarships

$30K, renewable for 2nd year contingent upon progress report and research study protocol for year 2

Information will be announced in the winter

Association for Surgical Education Foundation

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

1 or 2 year - $5K to $25K depending upon category; direct costs only

June

Society of University Surgeons

Resident Research Scholar Awards

1 year, $30K – salary & expense support (no indirect costs)

Variable

VA

Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research

Contact Education Coordinator for information on how to apply: vhahouhsrdepc@va.gov

 Paid full-time fellowship (stipend plus books); two-year fellowship

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Ongoing submissions*

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; covers salary, research development costs and certain indirect costs

Cardiac Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

September

American Heart Association

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Up to $80,142 per period and no more than $160,284 total (1-4 yrs)

Clinical Discovery-HSR

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Source

Name

Amount   

November

American College of Surgeons

Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar

Fully funded two-year onsite fellowship in firearm injury prevention research

November

Kaiser

Delivery Science Fellowship Program

The fellowship is paid by an employment contract with The Permanente Medical Group; compensation includes salary, benefits, and tuition reimbursement.

July

UCSF NCSP

National Clinician Scholars Program

 AY2021-22 stipend (inclusive of housing allowance) for UCSF site is $86,607.04.


National Clinician Scholars at UCSF are eligible to participate in the program leading to a Master’s of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research


Colorectal Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

September

American Society of Colorectal Surgeons

General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant

Additional grants for projects and training

Previous Successful Application

$20K, 1-2 years

 

Variable from $3K, 1yr

Spring/Summer

LOI: November

Application: January

Award: June 

Fall/Winter

LOI: May 5th 

Application: July

Award: January

Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America

Research Fellowship Award

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

 

Gastroenterology Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

November

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Research Opportunities Up to $50K over 1-2 yrs

November

Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Research Development Grant
 $30K, 1 yr

Hand Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

LOI: February

Application: March

American Foundation for the Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) Clinical Research Grant Each two-year clinical grant selected will receive a $40,000 award (direct costs only)

Innovations

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

August

Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship

10 months full-time; fellows receive stipend and benefits.

Approximately $5,355 per month, plus a one-time $1,000 computer stipend

International - Global Health

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Due: July

Starts:  July following year

Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School

Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship



Unfunded

This award will not be open in the 2022-23 competition

Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Fulbright/Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health

 

 

Previous Successful Application

Salary support varies according to host country and principal investigator. 

November

 

Starts: July following year

University of California Global Health Institute

GloCal Health Fellowship

 

Contact email for Kimberly Bale is 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   

Preapplications due in January

Grant applications due in March

Ward grant: June 

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

Standard Research Grant

A. Ward Ford Memorial Research Grant

Standard Research Grant:  $70,000; 1yr

 

A. Ward Grant:  up to $65K; 1yr

National Institute for Health (NIH)

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

November

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Loan Repayment Program

UCSF’s NIH Loan Repayment Guide

Award is up to $50,000 per year 

Cycle 1 - April

Cycle 2 - August

Cycle 3 – December

Earliest possible start date is eight months after due date; start dates determined by availability of NCI funds and may not occur until well after the earliest possible start date.

National Institutes of Health

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. 

 

Past Successful Application

Up to 3 years

 

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

Email

DiabetesT32Fellowship@kp.org

for more information
National Institutes of Health

Kaiser T32 Training Program in Diabetes Translational Research

Compensation includes salary, benefits and tuition reimbursement; 1-2 yrs
February National Institutes of Health

UCSF T32 Training Grant “Filling a Void of Research Training for Transplant Surgeons” (FAVOR)

 Salary and benefits; 2 yrs
February  National Institutes of Health

UCSF T32 Surgical Oncology

Previous Successful Applications A and B

 Salary and benefits; 1-2 yrs

Oncology

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Source

Name

Amount   

Variable

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Research Funding

Varies

April and October

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Up to three years with progressive stipends of $52K, $54K and $56K

Other benefits:

- $4K fellowship allowance per year;

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

Option for 12 week paid parental leave for new parents.

Applications accepted throughout the year; fellowship commences on July 1

National Cancer Institute

Surgical Oncology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Fellowships

Annual salary dependent on PGY level, benefits and sick time; 2-3 yrs


Additional information via NIH Clinical Center

Other

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

November

A.P. Giannini Foundation

A.P. Giannini Foundation

1-3 yrs; Stipend for salary support only.  Year 1- $56K, Year 2 - $58K and Year 3 - $60K

September

American Philosophical Society

Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation

$40K; 1-2 yrs.

October 

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program

2-3 yrs; Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Physician-Scientist fellows are paid according to their ACGME post-graduate scale and commensurate with other fellows/residents in their respective programs

Applications accepted beginning in November with fellowship beginning the next academic year (July 1st)

Harvard Center for Surgery and Public Health

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

For more information, contact administrative director, Melissa Poleo, MS.

Unfunded; two-year program; fellows must identify their own funding source, which may include their own institution, mentor or grants.  

June

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Research Fellowship

A two-day Annual Meeting of Fellows is held in November of each year, at which each third-year Fellow presents the results of his or her research. This meeting is an important component of the Fellowship Program because of the opportunity it provides the Fellows for scientific interchange and exposure to biomedical fields other than their own. Attendance at the meeting in its entirety is expected as a condition of acceptance of the fellowship.

$56 K – Year 1

$59 K – Year 2

$62 K – Year 3

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

Supplementation to the stipend is permitted given some restrictions.

December

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Fellows in the postdoctoral training phase receive total support of $90,000 annually, allocated for salary and an expense allowance. This phase is a minimum of two and maximum of four years.

May

Surgical Infection Society Resident Fellowship Award

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

Applications must be sponsored by an SIS member.

 

Pediatric Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

October

Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD - University of UT SOM

Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program

2-3yrs, $75,000 for salary support and benefits; tuition, travel and direct cost stipends

October

UCSF Center for Fetal Maternal Precision Medicine

Research Fellowship in Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy

Fully funded position with benefits. Salary commensurate with training and experience; 1-2yrs

Plastic Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

December

Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF)

Research Fellowship Grant

Up to $50,000 for one year; salary support only

December

PSF Pilot Research Grant Up to $10K for one-year pilot projects

December

PSF

Combined Pilot Research Grants

Multiple grants funded in partnership with AAHS, AAPPS, AAPS, ACAPS, ASMS, ASPN, ASRM and PSRC
$5-10K, one-year pilot projects

December

PSF

Scott Spear Innovation in Breast Reconstruction Research Fellowship

Previous Successful Application

Up to $72,500 for salary and research support

September

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)

Research Grant

Number of recipients and amount varies by year; historically $7-9K awarded to sponsoring institution

September

ASMS

Resident Scholar Program

Please send application materials to ASMS Resident Scholar Program, via email to logrady@prri.com or via mail to ASMS, Attn: Lorraine O’Grady, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly, MA 01915.

Up to $1,200 for travel

Quality Improvement

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Rolling application deadline; typically seek to recruit and interview fellows 12 to 24 months ahead of the planned start date

Northwestern University – Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center

Research Fellowship

Email CV to fellowship administrator, Kirsty Engelhardt (kirsty.engelhardt@northwestern.edu) for pre-screening and to request an application.

Two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes, health services, and health policy research for surgical residents

Variable

Department for Veterans Affairs

VA Quality Scholars Fellowship at UCSF

Additional information can be found on the national VAQS website.

Contact senior faculty at the site of interest for application information.

Stipend and federal government benefits

Thoracic Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

Variable

American Lung Association

Senior Research Training Fellowship

$40-$100K awards

September

Thoracic Surgery Foundation

Resident Research Fellowship

Previous Successful Application

Up to $40K per year; 1-2 yrs

Transplant Surgery

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

December

American Society of Transplantation

American Society of Transplantation (AST)

Grants are generally awarded in the amount of $50K per year; 1-2 yrs

February 

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Jon Fryer Resident Scientist Scholarships

Previous Successful Application

$40K; 1 yr

Intramural UCSF and Univ. California

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Due Date

Source

Name

Amount   

LOI due in January

Top 5 LOIs are chosen for submission

Center for Healthcare Value Caring Wisely™ Grant Funds three projects annually at $50K per project

Contact tobacco.fellowship@ucsf.edu for more information

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship

$53-64K/yr

November and May

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Resident Clinical and Translational Research Grant

Up to $4K / academic year

Application cycle – twice a year.

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

September and March

Resource Allocation Program

Research Grant

 Variable based on category   
LOI: August

New applications / resubmissions: November

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Up to $60K; 1-3 yrs


Allowable direct costs include: Stipend, tuition & fees, institution allowance and travel to TRDRP conference

August UCSF

Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Note: Though typically geared toward physicians who have successfully completed any ACGME/ABMS residency, UCSF DoS residents are eligible for this fellowship.

 Salary support; 2yrs
March UCSF

Clinical Research Informatics Postdoctoral Fellowship (CRISP)

Annual stipend based off NIH scale in addition to housing allowance and tuition assistance for didactic training; 1-2 yrs
November UCSF Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program

StARR Fellowship

(separate NHLBI-funded and NIA-funded tracks)

StARR Program covers 80% of residents' salaries during their StARR year and provides funds to support didactic training in research. All else is covered by their residency programs or departments; 1yr
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