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Research Fellowships


The PSF supports investigators from the beginning of their careers, during residency and as they advance to becoming experienced and well-established plastic surgeons. The purpose of the Research Fellowship Grant is to encourage research and academic career development in plastic surgery. This grant is for salary support only for a Resident or Fellow to obtain training and experience in research, under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The application must describe a structured research training plan, in addition to a research project. Only already funded research projects will be considered. Evaluation of the application will place emphasis on the research training experience, research project, applicant potential and mentor qualifications and commitment to mentoring. Research Fellowship grants must be used for salary support only.


"The Plastic Surgery Foundation Fellowship Grant allowed me to broaden my professional development and expand my skill set in both research and healthcare leadership. With the support of this grant, I learned how to conduct high quality clinical outcomes studies and qualitative research. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to pursue a healthcare administration fellowship, offered through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, which bolstered my understanding of business and leadership in healthcare. Thank you to The Plastic Surgery Foundation for your generous support and investment in my development as a future academic plastic surgeon."

– Alexandra Luby, MD
University of Michigan
2023 PSF Research Fellowship Recipient

Amount & Duration

Up to $50,000 for one-year to be used for salary support only.


The 2024 PSF research grant cycle is NOW CLOSED.

The application deadline was December 1, 2023.


Sample Applications