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2018 Letter of Intent - Trauma Research Scholarship

Thank you for submitting your Letter of Intent for the Trauma Research Scholarship.  The amount of each award is $40,000 for one (1) year only.  All Letters of Intent must be submitted by July 14, 2017 for consideration.

Following receipt of the Letters of Intent, the EAST Research-Scholarship Committee will judge the applicants on the basis of the merit of their research proposals, the potential of the applicant of future contributions to the science and practice of the surgery of trauma, and the applicant’s mentor support and dedication of the research proposal.  The top applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by October 2, 2017.  The EAST Research-Scholarship Committee will review full proposals in October 2017 and select the final awardee.  The announcement of the scholarship recipient will be made, following the review process, at the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly to be held January 9-13, 2018 at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  The period of the award is for one (1) year.

Applicants for the Trauma Research Scholarship must have completed their graduate medical education before the award period begins.

Please complete all information being requested.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.  Please note, applicants do not need to be i) members of the EAST or ii) within a specific georgraphic area to submit an application.  

While EAST membership is not required to submit a scholarship application, consider becoming a member with an unique organization with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 1,900 who are part of the Trauma Service Team and involved in the treatment and care of the injured patient.  For additional information or to complete an application click here.

Applicant Information

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Mentor Information

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Sponsor Information

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Write one paragraph discussing the importance and relevance of the issue under investigation.
Two aims of study required.
Two aims of study required.
Two aims of study required.


Inclusion, exclusion criteria
Intervention, if any.
What data will be collected and how?
State specific statistical methods.

Study Limitations

List potential limitations of the study & plan to minimize them.
List potential limitations of the study & plan to minimize them.
List potential limitations of the study & plan to minimize them.

Long-Term Research Plans

May include how progress will lead to publications, collaborations, or other grants.
What are the long-term research plans for the study? No more than three sentences.

Rules & Regulations

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Trauma Research Scholarship Application Instructions

1. The intent of the Trauma Research Scholarship is basic or applied trauma related research project of sufficient substance to have potential for further funding sources as initial studies are produced and published (e.g. basic science, clinical, epidemiology, injury prevention). The scholarship amount is $40,000 for one (1) year only.

2. Applicants must be within five years of completion of their residency or fellowship in a dedicated trauma, acute care surgery or critical care fellowship. Applicant must have completed his/her graduate medical education before the award period begins.

3. Applicant must be an American or Canadian citizen or permanent resident and demonstrate a commitment and opportunity for an academic career in the field of trauma in the United States or Canada.

4. The Trauma Research Scholarship is a career development award and is meant to support young investigators who have not been funded by the National Institutes of Health (other than through a national Research Service Award). This funding will support the salary and the direct costs of research of the young investigator (indirect costs are not covered). If an investigator has received such federal funding, or has received a similar type career development award from another organization such as the American College of Surgeons; the Society for Surgery for the Alimentary Tract, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Association of Academic Surgery or the Society of University Surgeons, they will be ineligible for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Scholarship.

5. This proposal may be submitted to other funding sources for support.  Submission for support elsewhere will not affect the evaluation of the proposal; however, in the event that more than one award is offered, the investigator will be required to accept only one source of funding.

6. EAST membership is NOT required for application.  The applicant must identify a mentor to provide academic and scientific leadership.  The mentor may not be an active or senior member of EAST but must have an expertise in the area of research.  If both applicant and mentor are not members of EAST, a sponsor must be identified who is an active EAST member.

7. The scholarship year is July 1 - June 30. 


  1. Award is made to the institution only
  2. Funds must be used for direct support of the awardee, but otherwise unrestricted
  3. No indirect costs are payable to the institution

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