The purpose of the grant is to encourage original research projects which will advance facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Applicant must be an AAFPRS member. The research must be original and have direct application to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Applicants must submit their proposal by January 15 for review by C.O.R.E. and the AAFPRS Foundation’s Research Committee. A $25,000 grant may be awarded annually to an Academy Member. Grants may be used as seed money for research projects. The recipient should complete his or her work within three (3) years with interim reports due each year. An extension of time is possible upon written request to the 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 Archives of 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 Archives of 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.

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