Resident and Fellow Fast Track Grants

The deadline to apply for a 2019 Fast Track grant is September 9, 2019.

This research opportunity is designed specifically for residents and fellows, offering a small amount of funding to seed innovative projects related to hand surgery. The scope of the project is smaller, and the time to funding is faster than the traditional AFSH basic science and clinical research grants.

Fraser J. Leversedge, MD - Research Division Director
Christopher J. Got, MD, Research Management Committee Co-Chair
Sanjeev Kakar, MD, Research Management Committee Co-Chair

About Fast Track Grants

 These grants function similarly to the NIH Small Research Grant Program (R03). The R03 grant mechanism supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.  Learn more about the NIH Small Grant Program (R03).


  • Pilot or feasibility studies
  • Secondary analysis of existing data
  • Small, self-contained research projects
  • Development of research methodology
  • Development of new research technology

All proposals relating to any hand/upper limb project will be considered if eligibility requirements are met.


  • Each one-year Fast Track grant will receive a $5,000 award (direct costs only).