SAGES Career Development Award

Submissions for the 2016 Award are now open

Purpose & Guidelines

The focus of this SAGES Foundation supported award is to provide funding for a young surgeon or surgeon-in-training for the development of critical skills required for their academic career in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. The intent of this award is to provide significant protected time, equivalent to 6 months without clinical obligation. This can take the form of a delay in the start of a faculty role or ongoing residency training or a reduced clinical role for supplemental training/traveling fellowship or intense research time. This grant will provide the awardee with a unique educational opportunity that would not otherwise be available. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application, which is reviewed and evaluated by the SAGES Research & Career Development Committee and approved by the Governing Board.

Available Grants

The award will be $30,000 to support travel, salary, and/or tuition. (Note: The salary support portion of the grant will be taxable)

Grant Guidelines

Eligible applicants must be SAGES candidate members (including residents and Fellows), or members early in their faculty appointment (within five years of completed training).

Applicants must complete the online application

This award is not intended to be used for research supplies. The time commitment for the project is to be at least 6 months.

Awardees will summarize their experience at the SAGES Annual Meeting and submit results to Surgical Endoscopy or Mini-SCOPE.

Examples of successful proposals could include, but are not exclusive to the following:

  • Salary support for basic or clinical investigation by the awardee.
  • Salary support for intensive training in a clinical area (interventional endoscopy, NOTES, advanced laparoscopic techniques).
  • Salary support for research, management, leadership or related training (outcomes, legislative, safety, financing

Contact Information

For additional information, contact the Research and Career Development department at or (310) 437-0544, ext 110.

SAGES would like to acknowledge the SAGES Education and Research Foundation, which pledged a generous educational grant for the inaugural 2008 Career Development Award.


The SAGES Career Development Award Application is completely online.  Members MUST be logged in to submit the application.