AAS Joel J. Roslyn Faculty Research Award

The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) is excited to announce its Joel J. Roslyn Faculty Research Award. The award is open to active members of the AAS, who are faculty in any surgical specialty or discipline. The intent of this award is to provide early-career research support to junior faculty members of the AAS. The winning candidates will get $50,000 for one year that can be used for direct-cost expenditures incurred in the conduct of the proposed research project.

The Association for Academic Surgery was founded in 1966 and has grown significantly over the years being widely recognized as an inclusive surgical organization with over 2,800 member surgeons.


  • Applicants must be full-time faculty who are within five years of completion of their surgical training and have not yet attained the rank of Associate Professor
  • Faculty in any surgical specialty or discipline are eligible
  • Applicants must be active members of the AAS
  • There must be at least one mentor who is an active or senior member of the AAS
  • The awardee must not be a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or a VA Merit Review Grant and may not hold a career development type of award
  • The top-rated finalists for each award will be invited to interview with the selection committee at the 2017 Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada

How to Apply:

The process for applying is completely on-line. First, you have to login after that complete application form. The link is: http://grants.aasurg.org/

Supporting Documents:

Applicants submit the following materials:

  • A Cover Letter outlining their career development plan, their short and long-term career goals, and their plans for interacting with their mentors/collaborators.
  • Applicant’s NIH-Style Biosketch – not to exceed 54 pages
  • Comprehensive Research Plan – This should be no more than five (5) [single-spaced, Arial 11pt, 1″ margin] pages inclusive of the following items:
  1. Abstract for research proposal
  2. Significance of research
  3. Background information
  4. Preliminary observations
  5. Experimental plan (methods, materials, potential limitations, and pitfalls)
  6. References
  • Evidence of institutional approval (IRB, IND, University Animal Use Committee, etc.) (Please note: Approval need only be pending at the time of submission, as long as the study is approved at the time the funding is awarded.)
  • Letter of support from sponsoring AAS mentor
  • Letter of support of protected time from the chair of the applicant’s department. The letter should also state that the award will not be used for salary support for the recipient

Award Amount:

• $50,000 for one year to be used for direct-cost expenditures incurred in the conduct of the proposed research project, the award may not be used for salary support. The funding period for this award begins March 1, 2017.
• Award certificate presented at the AAS Awards Ceremony during the Academic Surgical Congress
• Name published in the AAS newsletter The Academic Surgeon, and on the AAS Web Site

Application Deadline:

Application Period for AAS Joel J. Roslyn Faculty Research Award is June 1, 2016, to August 8, 2016.

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