July 1, 2018–June 30, 2020
The American College of Surgeons is offering two-year faculty research fellowships, through the generosity of Fellows, Chapters,
and friends of the College, to surgeons entering academic careers in surgery or a surgical specialty. The fellowship is to assist
a surgeon in the establishment of their research program under mentorship with the goal of transitioning to becoming an
independent investigator. Applicants should have demonstrated their potential to work as independent investigators.
The fellowship award is $40,000 per year for each of two years, to support the research.
Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons
This fellowship honors Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, founder of the American College of Surgeons.
C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship for the Study of Trauma and Critical Care
This fellowship honors C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, and is designated for research in trauma and critical care.
Current Faculty Research Fellows
Jesse J. Smith, MD, Franklin H. Martin Faculty Research Fellow
Robert T. Russell, MD, FACS, C. James Carrico Faculty Research Fellow
Pasithorn A. Suwanabol, MD, Thomas R. Russell Faculty Research Fellow
David D. Odell, MD, MMSc
Sam C-K Wang, MD
The following policies cover the granting of the ACS Faculty Research Fellowships:
- The fellowship is open to Fellows or
Associate Fellows of the College who have:
(1) completed the chief residency year or
accredited fellowship training within the
preceding five years, not including time off
for maternity leave, military deployment, or
medical leave; and (2) received a full-time
faculty appointment in a department of
surgery or a surgical specialty 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. Preference will be
given to applicants who directly enter academic
surgery following residency or fellowship.
- This award may be used by the recipient
for support of his/her research or academic
enrichment in any fashion that the
recipient deems maximally supportive
of his/her investigations. The fellowship
grant is to support the research of the
recipient. Indirect costs are not paid to the
recipient or to the recipient’s institution.
- Application for this fellowship may be
submitted even if comparable application
has been made to organizations such as the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) or industry
sources. If the recipient is offered a scholarship,
fellowship, or research career development
award from such an agency or organization, it
is the responsibility of the recipient to contact
the College’s Scholarships Administrator to
request approval of the additional award.
The Scholarship Committee reserves the
right to review potentially overlapping
awards and adjust its award accordingly.
- Applicants who have previously won an
award from another professional society or
NIH are not eligible for this fellowship.
- Supporting letters from the head of the
department of surgery (or the surgical
specialty) and from the mentor supervising
the applicant’s research effort must be
submitted. This approval would involve a
commitment to continuation of the academic
position and of facilities for research. Only
in exceptional circumstances will more than
one fellowship be granted in a single year
to applicants from the same institution.
- The applicant must submit a research plan
and budget for the two-year period of
fellowship, even though renewed approval by
the Scholarships Committee of the College is
required for the second year.
- A minimum of 50 percent of the Fellow’s time
must be spent in the research proposed
in the application. This percentage may run
concurrently with the time requirements of NIH
or other accepted funding.
- The Faculty Research Fellows are expected to
attend the Clinical Congress of the American
College of Surgeons in 2020 to present a report
to the Scientific Forum and to receive a
certificate at the annual meeting of the
The closing date for receipt
of completed applications
and all supporting documents
is November 1, 2017.
Faculty Research Fellowship Requirements (PDF)
Additional documents and questions are to be
directed to the Scholarships Administrator: email@example.com or
Scholarships Administrator, American College of Surgeons,
633 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago, IL 60611-3211.