PSF/MTF Biologics Allograft Tissue Research Grant
The PSF and MTF Biologics offer research grants to investigators studying allograft tissue transplantation in plastic and reconstructive surgery. These grants are intended to provide support for research projects focused on biologic repair and reconstruction with a strong clinical translation component that utilize dermal, adipose, placental or other allograft transplant technologies. Proposed studies should focus on novel translational and clinical research in the fields of tissue allograft transplantation and science, novel uses of allografts, combination with other biomaterials to enhance properties and transformative regenerative medicine technologies relying on allograft tissues and matrices. However, proposals focusing solely on autologous grafts and synthetic applications that do not incorporate investigation of allograft use and/or grant proposals where the allograft is solely a scaffold for autograft materials (including cells) are beyond the scope of this award.
The PSF and MTF Biologics offer research grants for projects with a high likelihood of impact on scientific discipline and/or on patient care. Both clinical and basic science research projects will be considered for submission. Examples of clinical technologies of interest include but are not limited to the use of allograft biologics in breast reconstruction, wound healing, nose reshaping, soft tissue defect filling, allograft in fat transplantation and injection, use of allograft in tissue engineering or bioprinting and other applications of allograft tissue in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical evaluation of allograft tissues will also be considered for funding, following the same scientific topics and technologies previously described.
"The PSF/MTF Biologics Grant was a big stepping-stone in my early academic career. In addition to the prestige of being supported by The PSF, the funding really helped to get my research moving forward on allograft tissue transplantation in plastic and reconstructive surgery. I was able to obtain preliminary data for additional funding, publish and present at a national and international level."
Summer Hanson, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
2017 PSF/MTF Biologics Allograft Tissue Research Grant Recipient
Amount & Duration
Up to $75,000 for projects up to 2 years
*Up to 35% in salary support may be requested
The 2023 PSF research grant cycle is NOW OPEN.
The application deadline is December 1, 2022.
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