ACS Introduces New Funding Opportunity for Surgeon Scientists
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announces the National Surgeon Scientist Program (NSSP), which provides competitive funding opportunities for faculty members within their first 1‐5 years of appointment and whose research focus is in a cancer‐related disease and is basic or translational science research. The purpose of this initial funding is to create a pilot developmental program for surgeon scientists that ultimately will develop into a broader and more comprehensive program. The future program will provide a cohort of academic surgeons structured mentorship and professional development in order to increase the pipeline of successful, independent surgeon investigators. Strong consideration will be given to individuals who are in a strong academic research environment with documented departmental research support and, whose projects are particularly innovative. The full application requirements and application are online with a June 15, 2021, deadline.