Current Naming Opportunities

    Advancing the Practice of Plastic Surgery through Scientific Research

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation plays a leadership role in helping plastic surgeons develop more effective ways to care for their patients. The PSF offers a number of opportunities to endow research in significant areas of investigation. Innovative approaches to wound healing, advances in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery, new insights in the use of reconstructive flap surgery and the development of endoscopic techniques in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery are just some of the ways PSF-supported research is changing the direction of plastic surgery today.

    Directed Research

    • Amount to Endow: $2,000,000
    • Annual Award: $100,000

    A gift of $2 million will provide for an annual named research award of $100,000 to investigate issues, which will have substantial impact on plastic surgery as it is practiced today and in the future. Directed research awards will be designated in areas of critical importance to the future of plastic surgery. Areas will be identified by The PSF research commission or such other body as may be appointed by the Foundation Board to work with the donor on directed designation.

    Research Fellowships
    Amount to Endow: $1,000,000
    Annual Award: $50,000

    When a bright, questioning mind is matched with the right resources, extraordinary things can happen. The PSF Fellowship Program was established in 1987. It is specifically designed to provide surgeons the rare opportunity to concentrate solely on research for a full year. The fellowships cover twelve months of salary support for the surgeon researcher, who is required to provide proof of other funding support to cover the logistical aspects of the research. Recent areas of research have included fetal wound healing, neo-cartilage formation, craniosynostosis, injectable delivery systems and nerve autografts.

    Sponsors of named fellowships may choose to designate an area of study they wish to support, or leave the fellowship open to all areas of applicant interest.

    Pilot Research Grants
    Amount to Endow: $200,000
    Annual Award: $10,000

    Pilot research grants are among the most important funded research programs of The PSF. Frequently, they represent the first steps in study, which will lead to revolutionary advances in the field. The seed money provided by pilot research grants can also be the impetus for significant future funding for advanced research in the selected areas of study. A Pilot Research grant can be named for $200,000. Named grants can be designated for a particular area of study or may be unrestricted.

    Senior Residents Conference Abstract Award

    • Amount to Endow: $10,000
    • Annual Award: $500

    This annual conference brings together senior residents from across the country to provide for scientific exchange as well as an opportunity to meet fellow surgeons who will become life-long colleagues. During this three and one-half day event, participants present abstracts, for which awards are presented. Award categories include aesthetic, reconstructive/burn, congenital, hand, basic research, maxillofacial and microsurgery. A gift of $10,000 will endow and name one award in the donor's selected area of interest and fund the related paper session of the Conference.

    Symposia, instructional courses and lectures offered during the Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting and throughout the year are designed to advance physician competence, address educational gaps, emerging trends, promote patient safety, and improve patient outcomes.

    Named Lectureship at Annual Meeting
    A lectureship can be named for a gift of $250,000. Named lectureships will fund the related paper session at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

    Named Panel at a Annual Meeting
    A gift of $500,000 will endow a panel at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.  The panel will bring together experts to discuss research results or the latest trends in plastic surgery.

    Named Instructional Course at Annual Meeting
    The contribution of $100,000 will establish an instructional course named as the donor deems appropriate.  The course will be offered during Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

    Domestic Visiting Professors
    Amount to Endow: $250,000
    Annual Award: $12,500

    Selected annually by a committee of peers, domestic visiting professors travel throughout the United States and Canada, lecturing at surgical facilities. This important program allows surgeons who are among the best in their field to share their expertise with others. An endowed fund will generate support for travel expenses and a small stipend for each of these visiting professors.

    International Scholars
    Amount to Endow: $200,000
    Annual Amount: $10,000

    Plastic surgeons from developing countries are selected annually for additional training in plastic surgery at a medical training facility in the United States. Visits are for three to six months. In addition to expanding their knowledge and skills, the sharing of information learned upon their return to their home country allows this program to have even greater impact. Visiting scholars are also required to report on their experiences, and these reports are published in Plastic Surgery News. A gift of $200,000 will provide for travel and living expenses for one scholar through a named fund.