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Scott Spear Innovation in Breast Reconstruction Research Fellowship


This grant was developed in honor of ASPS past President and Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery founding Chair Scott Spear, MD, and the Spear family's desire to nurture and grow the training and expertise of young academicians considering a career in breast reconstruction and patient care. This grant opportunity is available to residents and fellows and provides salary support to undertake a research project under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The application must describe a structured research training plan and a research project focused on breast cancer or breast reconstruction. Funding for this program comes from the Allergan Foundation.

Past Recipients

Laura Barnes, MD
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
2021 Recipient

Carrie Stern, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2020 Recipient

Aska Arnautovic, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
2019 Recipient

Nima Khavanin, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2018 Recipient

Amount & Duration

Up to $72,500* for 1-year projects

*$50,000 for salary support and $22,500 for research

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Scott Spear Innovation in Breast Reconstruction Research Fellowship


The 2023 PSF research grant cycle is NOW CLOSED.

The application deadline was December 1, 2022.