The purpose of this award is to support a collaborative AHNS/AAO-HNSF research project by fostering the development of contemporary basic or clinical research skills focused on neoplastic disease of the head and neck among new full-time academic head and neck surgeons. The award is intended as a preliminary step in clinical investigator career development and is expected to facilitate the recipient’s preparation of a more comprehensive individualized research plan suitable for submission to the National Institutes of Health or comparable funding agency.
Applicants for this award must:
• Be either an Otolaryngologist—Head and Neck surgeon, who are active members of the AAO-HNS. OR: Surgeons who are in head and neck fellowships, or have completed a head and neck surgery fellowship and are active or candidate members of the AHNS. PLEASE NOTE: Medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are not eligible to apply for this award.
• Be citizens of the United States, noncitizen nations, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency at the time of application.
• Have with demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching and serious commitment to an academic research career in head and neck surgery.
• Be sponsored by the Chair of his/her Division or Department and by an official representative of the institution which would administer the Award and in whose name the application is formally submitted.
Priority will be given to fellows or junior faculty who have completed residencies or fellowships within four years of the application receipt date. Former ASHNS/AHNS or Foundation research grant recipients are eligible to compete for the AHNS/AAO-HNSF grant. Individuals who have already competed successfully for independent research grant support from a private or Federal funding agency are ineligible for this Award.