The Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS) and Association for Surgical Education (ASE) are pleased to announce the continuation of a collaborative program intended to increase innovative educational research and developmental activities between the organizations. Proposals will be solicited annually and reviewed by a committee appointed/designated by the presidents and liaisons of each society. A single proposal felt to be of the highest merit will be chosen and announced as the winning proposal during Surgical Education Week.
Each submitted proposal must:
- Include members of both societies in the project team. For the purpose of the application please fill in one ASE member and one APDS member. The team may consist of as many members as necessary, all whom should be described in the proposal.
- Lead to a product presented at SEW in 2021.
- Involve novel research or program development that is clearly of merit to the surgical education community.
The winning proposal’s primary investigator or team leader will be awarded $5,000 from the societies to complete the project. There are no specific limitations on how the funds can be used but the plan must be outlined in the proposal.
The proposal should outline in not more than five (5) pages the background, project design, budget, timeline, qualifications of the project team, and rationale for the merit of the project to the surgical and medical education community. This award is not intended to support projects already underway or supported by other sources and is intended to foster original, collaborative, and innovative concepts of interest to both societies. Indirect costs (i.e. university overhead) are not provided or included.
Proposals must be submitted by February 1, 2020. The winning proposal will be announced at 2020 SEW in Seattle, WA on the ASE/APDS combined day of the program.