The Leslie Bernstein Grants Program is generously funded by an endowment from Leslie Bernstein, MD, DDS.

Important Deadline Information

Applicants for the Leslie Bernstein Resident Research, Investigator Development and Bernstein Grants must submit a letter of intent by December 15 or first business day thereafter and their proposals for review by the Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (C.O.R.E.) and the AAFPRS Foundation’s Research Committee by Jan. 15 or first business day thereafter.

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Failure to comply with the particular requirements and format outlined in the guidelines may result in disqualification of an entry. The official entry form must be completed and submitted with your proposal.

Two $5,000 Resident Research Grants, one $15,000 Investigator Development Grant, and one $25,000 Bernstein Grant may be awarded yearly. Follow-up reports are required from all grant recipients.

Note: The AAFPRS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization under tax code 501c(3). As such, all research grant monies are provided to fund direct costs related to the research as described in the application submitted. If university policy stipulates that a portion of such grant monies must go toward indirect costs, no more than ten percent (10%) of the total costs may be applied for indirect costs.

All research grant monies awarded are intended to fund direct costs related to the research as described in the grant proposal.

Follow-Up Reports Required Of Grant Recipients

  • Award recipient must maintain AAFPRS membership in good standing.
  • A brief progress report must be submitted to the AAFPRS Foundation every six months. The final report must be returned with an abstract to present at the next appropriate fall meeting.
  • Results of the completed research project will be presented at the Fall Meeting.
  • The final report must include a revised financial statement or a summary of funds used for the project.
  • The final report must be submitted to the AAFPRS Foundation in a form suitable for publication in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (Archives). Once you have submitted your final paper to Archives for publication, and if the Archives does not accept your manuscript, you are encouraged to submit it to other journals of your choice.
  • Failure to comply to the above guidelines may result in the AAFPRS Foundation to claim the grant monies back.

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