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Grants Program

Combined Pilot Research Grants

The PSF recognizes the importance of promoting innovative research in hand surgery, academic plastic surgery related to research, peripheral nerve research microsurgery, and stimulating fundamental research in plastic surgery.

National Endowment for Plastic Surgery

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.

Pilot Research Grants

The PSF Pilot Research Grant is intended to support residents and junior faculty in their efforts to address focused research questions, obtain preliminary data to support larger grant proposals in the future, and develop a line of research that can be carried forward into an academic career.

PSF Directed Research Grant - Breast Implant Safety

Studies designed to assess breast implant safety, including local and systemic complications and illnesses related to breast implants, will be considered.

PSF Diversity and Inclusion: Recruitment and Retention Grant

The PSF recognizes the importance of fostering a culture of diversity and inclusivity in the field of plastic surgery. Currently, healthcare disparities persist in the United States and within the field of plastic surgery.

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.

PSF Translational and Innovation Research Grant

The goal of this program is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries and technical developments into practical solutions that improve human health through innovation funding, and to encourage collaborative, transdisciplinary work to accelerate the translation of medical discoveries into improved health.

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.

Scott Spear Innovation in Breast Reconstruction Research Fellowship

This grant was developed and is being offered this year in memory of ASPS Past President 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.

Grant Topics Evaluated in 2021

Grant applicants for the 2021 cycle requested a total of over $3.3 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 106 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling more than $755,000 to support 25 plastic surgery research proposals.

ASPS/PSF leadership is committed to continuing to provide high levels of investigator-initiated research support to ensure that plastic surgeons have the needed research resources to be pioneers and innovators in advancing the practice of medicine.