Research Opportunities

SAGES Research Grants

Description:  The SAGES Research Awards are open to any principal investigator who is a current SAGES member, including Candidate Members. Please read all the guidelines carefully. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to young investigators/candidate members in the hopes that funding through SAGES will lead to additional extramural funding.  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. If your SAGES membership application is currently under review, please contact research@sages.org.

Amount:
up to $30,000
Applications: Open
Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

Learn more and apply here.

Intuitive Surgical Robotic Surgery Grants

Description:  The SAGES Robotic Surgery Research Grants, supported by a generous grant from Intuitive, are open to any principal investigator who is a current SAGES member, including Candidate Members. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate original research in robotic surgery.  SAGES is interested in reviewing grants focusing on the use of robotic surgery for procedures other than colorectal surgical procedures; there is a concurrent ASCRS Robotic Surgery Research Grant competition specifically focused on robotic colorectal surgery. Grants fostering collaborative research and focused on hernia repair will be prioritized in this competition.   The committee will only consider grants that involve commercially available products.  Please read all the guidelines carefully.  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. If your SAGES membership application is currently under review, please contact research@sages.org.

Amount: up to $50,000
Applications: Open
Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

Learn more and apply here.

Career Development Award

Description:  The focus of this SAGES Foundation supported award is to provide funding for a junior faculty 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 a period of protected time equivalent to 6 months without clinical obligations. This can take the form of a delay in the start of a faculty role, ongoing residency training, a reduced clinical role for supplemental training/traveling fellowships, or intensive organized educational activities. This award 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 an award application, which is reviewed and evaluated by the SAGES Research & Career Development Committee and approved by the Governing Board.

Amount:
 $60,000 to support travel, salary support, and/or tuition. (Note: The salary support portion of the grant will be taxable)
Applications: Open
Application Deadline: November 17, 2017

Learn more and apply here.

Quality Improvement Project Awards

Description: The Quality Improvement Project Awards are open to all current & eligible SAGES Candidate members (residents and fellows). Candidates are encouraged to submit reports of quality improvement projects related to gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. Reports should describe the quality improvement intervention, its rationale, the results of the intervention, and lessons learned.The proposals will be reviewed by members of the SAGES Research and Career Development Committee.

Amount: Free registration to the 2018 SAGES Annual Meeting and $1,000 to cover travel expenses.
Applications: Open
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Learn more and apply here.

Medical Student Summer Research Award

Description:  This research award is open to all medical students who plan to perform research under the supervision of SAGES Member Mentor. You are encouraged to be a SAGES member or apply to become one, but you do not need to be a SAGES member to apply. The research proposals will be reviewed by members of the SAGES Research and Career Development Committee.

Amount: $2,000
Applications Open: TBD
Application Deadline: TBD
More information coming soon. 

Please contact research@sages.org or call (310) 437-0544, ext. 140 with questions or comments. 


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