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Research Grants

The American Hernia Society is pleased to offer three funding opportunities
to promote research in the field of hernia surgery!  The application is open through July 14, 2024.

AHS Early Career Development Grant 


Purpose: To attract promising and skilled surgeons early in their careers to give them the opportunity to establish themselves in areas that reflect hernia research
Eligibility: Open to Junior Faculty (less than 5 years post-training)

AHS Basic Science Hernia Research 


Purpose: To highlight the importance of science for the future of hernia surgery and to stimulate awareness of surgeon scientist careers.
Eligibility: Open to surgeons, out of training, with a minimum of 20% protected time verified by department chair to conduct said research

AHS Disparities in Hernia Care Grant


Purpose: To advance research in health disparities research in hernia surgery and to improve outcomes for minority health populations.
Eligibility: Open to surgeons, out of training   

Application Checklist

Each application will require the following materials:

  • Brief Personal Statement (350 words or less)

  • NIH Biosketch

  • Research Proposal

    • Format: 3 pages maximum with figures embedded; excluding references, minimum 11 point Arial font with 0.5 inch margins; exceptions for figure legends which must be reasonably legible)

    • Project narrative (NIH Format, limit 3 sentences)

    • Background information & Preliminary Data (embedded figures and tables – limit 5)

    • Specific aims

    • Methods and design

  • Significance/Innovation

  • Budget Justification (1 page. Note - funds must only be used for direct costs, pdf file)

  • Literature Cited (pdf file)

  • Appropriate Institutional Approvals (i.e. IRB, IACUC, pdf file)

  • 2 Letters of Support (1 must be from department chair, pdf files)

2023 Award Winners

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