Clinical Grants

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand  (AFSH) have established grant funding to encourage young investigators to perform clinical research studies.  Our goal is to enable investigators to initiate pilot projects that will lead to subsequent funding from other sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The AFSH is committed to excellence in clinical research while maintaining the highest academic integrity and fiscal responsibility.  

Kevin C. Chung MD MS - Research Division Director

About Clinical Research Grants

These grants function similarly to the NIH Exploratory & Developmental Research Grant Program (R21).  The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory or developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.