The George H. A. Clowes, Jr., award is offered through the generosity of The Clowes Fund, Inc., of Indianapolis, IN. Its purpose is to provide support for the research of a promising young surgical investigator. The award consists of a stipend of $45,000 for each of five years and is not renewable thereafter.
- The award is restricted to a Fellow or Associate
Fellow of the College who has completed an
accredited residency in general surgery within
the preceding seven years and has received
a full-time faculty appointment at a medical
school accredited by the Liaison Committee on
Medical Education in the United States or by
the Committee for Accreditation of Canadian
Medical Schools in Canada. The applicant’s
academic appointment may not be above the
level of assistant professor. Applicants should
provide evidence (by publication or otherwise) of
productive initial efforts in laboratory research.
- The award may be used for salary support or
other purposes at the discretion of the recipient
and the institution. Indirect costs are not paid to
the recipient or to the recipient’s institution.
- The American College of Surgeons Scholarships
Committee will look preferentially upon applicants
who have received investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed,
federally funded research awards (for
example, NIH R01/K08/K23, VA Merit Review, and
Canadian Institutes of Health Research grants).
The committee will not consider applicants
who have already received research career
development-type awards from professional
societies. It is the responsibility of the recipient
to notify the College’s Scholarships Administrator
to request approval if another source of
scholarship or fellowship funding is received.
- Approval of the application is required from the
administration (dean or fiscal officer) and the head
of the applicant’s department or administrative
unit. This approval includes a commitment to
continuation of the academic position and facilities
for research during the entire period of the award.
In addition, it must be assured that at least 50
percent of the applicant’s time will be spent in
the research proposed in the application. This
percentage may run concurrently with the time
requirements of NIH or other accepted funding.
- In addition to the application form, the applicant
must submit NIH-style biosketches for himself and any other participants, a detailed
research plan up to eight (8) pages in length and propose a budget for the five-year period of the
award. The applicant also is required to submit a
cover letter of no more than one page describing
the career objectives, how these career objectives
will be achieved, and how the research protocol
furthers the applicant’s career development. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's department chair is also required.
- The Scholarships Committee of the College requires an annual narrative and financial progress report from the recipient, on which annual renewal of the award is based.
- While holding the award, the recipient is
required to attend the Clinical Congress of
the American College of Surgeons in 2017,
2019, and 2021 and present reports to the
Scholarships Committee and its guests.
- Upon completion of the five-year funding period,
the recipient will be required to submit a final
narrative and financial report summarizing research progress and
providing information regarding current academic
rank, sources of research support, and future plans.
The recipient is also required to apply to the Surgical
Forum at the conclusion of his or her award period.
Timothy R. Billiar, 1992–1997
Robert Udelsman, 1993–1998
William G. Cance, 1994–1999
Jeffrey B. Matthews, 1995–2000
Ronald J. Weigel, 1996–2001
Martin E. Gleave, 1997–2002
Paul C. Kuo, 1998–2003
David A. Geller, 1999–2004
J. Perren Cobb, 2000–2005
Matthias G. Stelzner, 2001–2006
Robert A. Montgomery, 2002–2007
Bhuvanesh Singh, 2003–2008
Herbert Chen, 2004–2009
Sarah P. Thayer, 2005–2010
Yolanda L. Colson, 2006–2011
Mark R. Hemmila, 2006–2011
Alicia M. Mohr, 2007–2012
Mitchell Jay Cohen, 2008–2013
J. Jason Hoth, 2009–2013
Jon D. Simmons, MD, FACS, 2014–2019
Ankush Gosain, MD, FACS, 2015–2020
The closing date for receipt
of completed applications
and all related documents
was August 3, 2015.
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Additional documents and questions are to be
directed to the Scholarships Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Scholarships Administrator, American College of Surgeons,
633 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago, IL 60611-3211.