Investigator Development Grant

The purpose of the Investigator Development Grant is to support the work of a young faculty member in facial plastic surgery conducting significant clinical or laboratory research and involved in the training of resident surgeons in research.

An applicant must be an AAFPRS member involved in the training of resident surgeons. One who has completed their clinical training in 10 years or less.

Applicants must submit their proposal by January 15 for review by C.O.R.E. and the AAFPRS Foundation’s Research Committee. One $15,000 grant may be awarded each year upon receipt of the signed agreement. Recipients should complete their work within three (3) years with interim reports due each year. An extension is possible upon written request to the Research Committee.

Signatures, Format, And Approvals
The applicant is required to submit all information as outlined in the C.O.R.E. application in the format indicated.

Failure to comply with particular requirements (and format) may result in disqualification of an entry.

Reporting Requirement
Recipients of the Grant are required to complete an interim report every year until the completion of the project. At the completion of the project the recipient is required to submit a final report in a form suitable for publication in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, the Financial Report Form provided by the AAFPRS Foundation, and an abstract to present at the next appropriate fall meeting. The final report must include the department chair’s or AAFPRS mentor’s signature. Recipients are to submit their results for publication in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

The original proposal and all other requirements must be submitted to C.O.R.E. no later than Jan. 15 or the next business day thereafter