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National Endowment for Plastic Surgery

Purpose

The National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant is intended to support research projects which translate clinical or basic science research findings into clinically relevant advancements or tools with a high likelihood of impacting daily practice and patient care within the next few years. Applications will be evaluated based upon the importance of the study question, soundness of study design, demonstration of study feasibility through preliminary/pilot data, the quality of the investigator team and use of appropriate statistical and analytic methods.

Testimonial

"Our team received an NEPS award from The Plastic Surgery Foundation to explore the use of conjoint analysis to elicit patient preferences for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. With the support of the NEPS and PSF, we have been able to administer the conjoint analysis-based decision aid to patients considering breast reconstruction, lending insight into factors that influence preferences for reconstruction in addition to patient preferences for surgery. With the support of the NEPS, we can further this research by conducting a mixed-methods analysis of patient experiences with the decision aid, informing its iterative revision. Ultimately, the support of the NEPS and PSF have been crucial in facilitating the advancement of this project, ultimately allowing our group to be in the position to pursue extramural funding in the future."

Ronnie Shammas, MD
Duke University
2021 National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant Recipient

"The PSF-NEPS Grant has allowed me to generate crucial Level 1 evidence on the use of acellular dermal matrices in prepectoral breast reconstruction that will benefit breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy and underpin competitive proposals for federal grants."

Evan Matros, MD, MPH, MSc
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2021 National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant Recipient

"The National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant has helped us better understand disparities in melanoma care and obtain preliminary data to build a competitive proposal for federal grants. It also has allowed me to strengthen my investigator profile."

Antonio J. Forte MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic Florida
2019 National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant Recipient

Amount & Duration

Up to $50,000 for projects up to 2 years

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National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant

Apply

The 2023 PSF research grant cycle is NOW OPEN.

Online Application

The application deadline is December 1, 2022.

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