Membership & Fellowship: Don’t Miss Out on Research Funding and Awards

If you haven’t reviewed ACOG’s awards opportunities recently, you could be missing out. ACOG provides information on various awards that can help finance your research or recognize you for meritorious work (you can nominate your colleagues or yourself). With our Research Awards Program, ACOG works with grant-making companies and organizations to bring you up-to-date educational and investigative grant opportunities within the ob-gyn specialty. 

What are some examples of available Research Awards?

  • $150,000: Recipients of the Lumara Health grant will receive funds for basic or clinical research in maternal health and neonatal/infant health through the first year of life. Deadline August 31.

  • $25,000: The Eugene J. Van Scott Award for Innovative Therapy of the Skin and Phillip Frost Leadership Lecture is given to an individual in recognition of his or her significant contributions toward an innovative therapy of the skin, hair and/or nails. Open to all; not restricted to a dermatologist. Deadline October 15.

    National and District Section Awards: ACOG offers awards and recognition opportunities to its Fellows and Junior Fellows. Awards are varied and can include monetary compensation, complimentary Annual Meeting registration, public recognition, certificates, or other benefits.

    Do you know ACOG Fellows who are involved in a community program designed to help underserved or poorly served patient populations? Take a moment to nominate them for the Pete and Weesie Hollis Community Service Award, which includes a $1,000 award and complimentary registration to the 2016 Annual Meeting.

    One or more of your colleagues may be a good fit for some of the following available national awards:

  • The Mentor Award: For an ACOG Fellow or member of academic faculty who has actively mentored a Young Physician or Junior Fellow, individually or in a group setting, as they begin post-residency practice.

  • The Distinguished Service Award: For a Fellow, non-Fellow physician or non-physician who has made important contributions within ACOG or in government, research, teaching, or direct patient care.

  • The Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at ACOG: For a practicing Fellow who best demonstrates compassion and respect for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being.

    Thinking locally, who within your district could you nominate for one of these district awards?

  • The Outstanding District Service Award: For a Fellow who has sufficiently contributed at the district level to receive national ACOG recognition.

  • The Luella Klein Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented by the Council of District Chairs to an ob-gyn Fellow who has dedicated his or her life in a significant way to women's health.

Explore more awards opportunities on the ACOG awards page, and make sure to check this online resource regularly, as new awards are added periodically. Advance your research efforts by applying for a grant, or be the first to recognize the great work of your colleagues by nominating them for an award!

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