Cutting Edge Research Grant Program (CERG)
Submit research proposals February 1 - July 3, 2017
Previous CERG winners
The Cutting Edge Research program will accept applications Feb. 1 - July 3, 2017. Up to $100,000 in grants will be awarded in amounts up to $20,000 per recipient in order to stimulate a broad scope of research relevant to dermatologic surgeons and the dermatology specialty at large. Awards will be announced at the ASDS Annual Meeting, Oct. 5 - 8, 2017, in Chicago.
ASDS has taken a proactive approach in positively affecting the future of the specialty of dermatologic surgery by recommending research on Board-directed topics. Board-directed research data is intended to help promote dermatologic surgeons as innovators, foster public awareness of dermatologic surgeons as experts, support ASDS positions on patient safely and regulatory issues, and more. Evidence-based and comparative effectiveness research is called for as well. By facilitating research in specific areas, ASDS will be able to further position itself as a catalyst for key findings in dermatologic surgery, and you can play an integral role.
The ASDS Research Work Group encourages submission of well-conceived research projects that stimulate the advancement of the practice of dermatologic surgery, the invention of new technologies or that document the outstanding and high volume work of dermatologic surgeons. ASDS members are specifically encouraged to submit proposals in the areas of depth of training, scope of practice, safety and efficacy as well as research with specific relevance in:
Eligibility and Guidelines
This is a competitive award program for research projects. Multiple applications from the same institution/practice may be submitted; however, only one application per institution/practice may potentially be accepted.The principal investigator must be an ASDS member. The research topic must be clinically or socioeconomically oriented to dermatologic surgery. See Board-Directed research topics. Research must be conducted in the United States or Canada and with sponsorship by a department or division of dermatology or other independent dermatologic-related oversight group or organization.The applicant/principal investigator must be physically and intellectually capable of performing the work.The applicant/principal investigator must be sure his/her institution or grant administrator approves him/her to accept the grant prior to submitting the application
The Cutting Edge Research Grant (CERG) program is supported by generous contributions to the ASDS Dermasurgery Advancement Fund by ASDS members and industry partners.
For more information, contact ASDS at 847-956-0900.