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SSAT/SBAS Resident/Fellow Research Award
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Purpose
This one-to two-year research fellowship award will be provided to a resident or fellow member of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) to support research being conducted in the research program of SSAT members.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The supported research program can be focused on clinical and translational research, outcome and health services research, or basic science investigation.

  • This award is restricted to a surgeon who is a member of SBAS in good standing, and full time resident at an institutional SBAS member who is planning to spend at least one year working as a full time research fellow in the research program of an SSAT member.

  • This one-year award will provide support to a resident or fellow for research being conducted in the research program of an SSAT member and may be renewed for a second, additional year.

  • Application must include a research plan for the proposed 1-2 years of research.

  • The SSAT award of $25,000 per year for one to two years is to be used to help defray support costs, such as salary, direct expense, etc. The award is not to diminish or replace the customary, expected compensation or benefits; nor is any portion of the award to be used for institutional indirect costs.

  • The recipient will present a progress report at the SSAT Annual Meeting immediately following the period of award.

  • It is asked that the recipient consider submitting any abstracts deriving from his/her SSAT/SBAS Research Award to the SSAT Annual Meeting for presentation consideration, as well as any manuscripts to the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the official journal of the SSAT, for publication consideration.

  • It is expected that, if the resident or fellow awardee is not a member of the SSAT, s/he will apply prior to the conclusion of the award period.
Applications
Applications will include:
  1. A completed online application form.
  2. The applicant's curriculum vitae.
  3. SSAT Mentorís curriculum vitae.
  4. Research program summary (abstract).
  5. A research plan of no more than 8 pages using the following headings:
    • Title
    • Summary (Abstract)
    • Specific Aims
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Approach
    • References
  6. Appropriate institutional (IRB and/or animal studies) approvals.
  7. A supporting letter from applicantís SSAT research mentor.
  8. A supporting letter from a SBAS member.
  9. Detailed list of current funding sources.
Deadline
The deadline for the 2017 award has passed.
Review
Applications for the 2017 SSAT/SBAS Resident or Fellow Research Award will be reviewed by the SSAT/SBAS Research Scholarship Committee. The successful applicant(s) and the SSAT sponsor(s) will be notified of the decision by the end of October 2016, and the winner will be introduced at a specified time at the SSAT Annual Meeting during Digestive Disease Week, May 6-9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Please note that this is an online process, and only online applications will be considered.

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