July 1, 2017–June 30, 2019
The American College of Surgeons is offering two-year resident research scholarships. Eligibility for
these scholarships is limited to the research projects of residents in surgery or a surgical specialty.
These scholarships are supported by the generosity of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of
the College, to encourage residents to pursue careers in academic surgery.
Current Resident Research Scholars
George Z. Li, MD
David A. Harris, MD
Genia Dubrovsky, MD
Courtenay Holscher, MD
Gregory Martens, MD
Alexander Fisher, MD
General policies covering the granting of the American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarships are:
- The applicant must be a Resident member
of the College who has completed two
postdoctoral years in an accredited surgical
training program in the United States
or Canada at the time the scholarship is
awarded, July 1, 2017, and shall not complete
formal residency training before June 2019.
Scholarships do not support research after
completion of the chief residency year.
- The scholarship is awarded for two years,
and acceptance of it requires commitment
for the two-year period. The award is to
support a research plan for the two years
of the scholarship, July 2017 through
June 2019. Priority will be given to the
projects of residents involved in full-time
laboratory investigation. Study outside the
United States or Canada is permissible.
Renewal of the scholarship for the second
year is required and is contingent upon
the acceptance of a progress report and
research study protocol for the second
year, as submitted to the Scholarships
Section of the College by May 1, 2018.
- Application for these scholarships may be
submitted even if comparable application
to other organizations has been made.
If the recipient is offered a scholarship,
fellowship, or research award from another
organization, it is the responsibility of
the recipient to contact the College’s
Scholarships Administrator to request
approval of the additional award. The
Scholarships Committee reserves the
right to review potentially overlapping
awards and adjust its award accordingly.
- The scholarship is $30,000 per year; the
total amount is to support the research of
the recipient and may be used for salary or
stipend, research materials, and travel related
to the research. Indirect costs are not paid to
the recipient or the recipient’s institution.
- The scholar is expected to attend the
Clinical Congress of the American College
of Surgeons in 2019 to present a report on
the research as part of the Scientific Forum,
and to receive a certificate at the annual
meeting of the Scholarships Committee.
- Approval of the application is required from
the administration (dean or fiscal officer) of
the institution. Supporting letters from the
head of the department of surgery (or the
surgical specialty) and from the mentor who
will be supervising the applicant’s research
must be submitted. The College encourages
diversity of applicants and institutions; only
in exceptional circumstances will more than
one scholarship be granted in a single year
to applicants from the same institution.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents is September 1, 2016.
Resident Research Scholarship Requirements (PDF)