The Plastic Surgery FoundationPSF is the leader in helping plastic surgeons develop more effective ways to care for their patients. PSF offers a number of opportunities for research support in significant areas of investigation. Innovative advances in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery, new insights on the use of reconstructive flap surgery, and the development of endoscopic techniques in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery are just some of the ways PSF-supported research has changed the direction of plastic surgery.

Pilot Research Grants

$10,000 per grant

Pilot research grants frequently represent the first steps in studies that will lead to revolutionary advances in the field of plastic surgery. The seed money provided by pilot research grants can be the impetus for significant future funding for advanced research in selected areas of study.

In 2008, 63 applications were received for pilot research grants. The applications are reviewed and rated on the criteria of methodology, idea, originality, feasibility, background and budget.

Topics of several of the awarded projects have included:

  • Tissue engineering
  • Neuroregeneration
  • Angiogenesis
  • Scaffold development
  • Ischemia/reperfusion studies

Recognition

Researchers and their sponsoring institutions are notified of underwriting support. The supporters are kept informed of research progress through periodic updates. Supporters are acknowledged in paper presentations and announced in ASPS/PSF publications as appropriate.

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Research Fellowships

$50,000 per fellowship

The PSF Research Fellowship is designed to offer plastic surgery residents and junior faculty the opportunity to focus their academic development in an area of research for one year.

The Fellowship covers 12 months of salary support for the researcher, who is required to provide proof of other funding support that will cover the logistical aspects of the research.

Recent areas of research have included:

  • Induced bone formation
  • Intrusion effects on nerve allografts
  • Tissue engineering of cartilage

Supporters of fellowships may designate the area of research they wish to support.

2011 Research Fellowships Included:

  • Integra Foundation - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 
  • Allergan Foundation 

Recognition

Supported Fellowships will be designated by the company name, or such name as the company chooses. Your company will be listed on the Fellowship Application Form.

Researchers and their sponsoring institutions will be notified directly of the donors support. Your company will be acknowledged on the ASPS/PSF website, in paper presentations and announced in ASPS/PSF publications as appropriate.

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Clinical Fellowships 

$65,000 per fellowship 

The PSF Clinical Fellowship provides an advanced opportunity for fellows to gain focused training under the supervision of a dedicated Program Director. This program will provide funding to a plastic surgery practice, division, or department for the purpose of establishing or expanding a comprehensive clinical training program for plastic surgery clinical fellows.

2011 Clinical Fellowships included 

  • Covidien-Body Contouring
  • Ethicon Endo Surgery-Surgical

Recognition

Supported Fellowships will be designated by the company name, or such name as the company chooses. Your company will be listed on the Fellowship Application Form. Researchers and their sponsoring institutions will be notified directly of the donors support. Your company will be acknowledged on the ASPS/PSF website, in paper presentations and announced in ASPS/PSF publications as appropriate.

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For more information contact:
Karen Craven, Director of Corporate Relations
847-228-3376