Scholarships and Awards

Call for Nominations 

The PSF is accepting nominations through Friday, June 20, 2014, for its annual Outstanding Achievement in Plastic Surgery Research Awards in the categories of "Basic and Translational Research" and "Clinical Research." Award winners will be announced during Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Chicago, October 10-14, 2014.

The PSF office is available to answer questions at (847) 981-5431. Please see criteria/guidelines for the awards under the “Learn More” tabs below.

AAPS/PSF Academic Scholar Award

The AAPS/PSF Academic Scholar Award provides a two-year faculty research scholarship to surgeons entering academic careers in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Excellence in Grant Writing Award

The Bernard G. Sarnat, MD Excellence in Grant Writing Award recognizes the Principal Investigator having the best scoring research grant submitted to and evaluated by The PSF's Basic and Translational Research Study Section or the Clinical Research Study Section.

Graduate Research Scholarship

The PSF Graduate Research Scholarship provides tuition support to a plastic surgeon in his/her pursuit of an advanced degree in research. The scholarship is given to an ASPS candidate member, plastic surgery resident or fellow affiliated with an accredited plastic surgery program.


Innovation Challenge

The inaugural Innovation Challenge solicited ideas and designs to foster the development of the best new technology and inventions in the field of plastic surgery.

Outstanding Achievement in Basic and Translational Research Award

The Basic and Translational Award acknowledges an investigator whose novel work will evolve the treatment of surgical disorders and the practice of plastic surgery in general. Such work may incorporate biomedical research, as well as basic and translational studies.

Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award

The Clinical Research Award recognizes an investigator whose innovative research will advance the treatment of surgical disorders. Such work may involve clinical, epidemiological, or health services research.


The PSF Research Impact Award

The PSF Research Impact Award was established to recognize PSF-funded investigators and showcase how their research has impacted the plastic surgeon's practice. The award is open to previous PSF National Endowment for Plastic Surgery grant recipients.