Submission period is now closed and will reopen in September 2018.
The Fellows Grant Award Program (FGAP) is intended to support research proposals submitted to national or international funding agencies that were scored, and generally well received, but did not receive funding. It is assumed that most of these proposals will have been NIH in nature, but proposals to the NSF, other federal agencies, and international granting organizations also qualify.The program will provide short-term funding for either established or young investigators who have submitted a peer reviewed grant application to a major funding sponsor within the last 15 months and received a full review but were not funded. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be an AAA member in good standing for the past 2 years (co-PI's, co-I, or collaborators need not be members).
Up to three grants will be awarded annually in amounts not to exceed $25,000. Each grant will be awarded for a period of one year, without opportunity for a no-cost extension. The FGAP will provide up to 30 awards of $25,000 each over 10 years, totaling up to $750,000. New FGAP applications will be solicited through a general announcement to the membership on September 1st of each year.
For a detailed overview of the award, please review the FGAP Overview and Eligibility Criteria (pdf).
Read about our 2016 recipients.
2017 Submission Timeline:
September 1, 2017 - Open the call for submissions to FGAP
October 13, 2017 - Deadline for submission of FGAP proposal
Mid-December, 2017 - Decisions finalized on award recipients
January 2018 - Award funding begins
Funds for the FGAP will come from the Journal Trust Fund Investment holdings. This award program was approved by the Board as submitted by the Fellows Circle Award Task Force, composed of representatives from the ranks of the Association’s Fellows. AAA Fellows are members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences and have been nominated and selected to hold the Fellow designation.
The funds awarded in this program are for total direct costs only. Indirect costs are not allowed. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering scientific research, education, and the dissemination of scientific information, it is our policy not to pay overhead or indirect costs.
Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.