CORE Grants

The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants program is a collaboration of several societies, foundations, and industry supporters focused on providing support for research in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

The CORE program provides a uniform cetralized research grant application, review, and administration process. This process was designed to achieve three objectives:

  • provide support for the most meritorious research in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery;
  • educate young investigators to prepare competitive grant applications;
  • and prepare more surgeon-scientists to serve as peer reviewers for NIH and other research agencies.

Since 1985, CORE has played a vital role by awarding more than 600 grants and more than $10 million for research projects, research training, and career development to further the specialty of otolaryngology. These grants, ranging in award size from $5,000 to $80,000, have been essential for increasing the research base for otolaryngology.

The CORE program brings greater scale and less fragmentation and overlap to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery research opportunities, reduces the aggregate costs of the individual grant programs, and enables a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of promising otolaryngology and head and neck surgery research/researchers to promote to NIH and other agencies.

2016 CORE Program Grant Cycle 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Period Open - August 24, 2015

LOI Deadline - Midnight EST, December 15, 2015

Full grant application submission deadline - Midnight EST, January 15, 2016

Review of grant applications - Mid-January - March, 2016

Review by governing bodies - April - May, 2016

Award announcements made by granting society - June, 2016

CORE Grant Program Information

General Information
2016 CORE Funding Opportunity Announcements
Study Section Resident Application

CORE Study Section Resident Application 


If you are interested in participating on the CORE Study Section, please send a copy of your CV, a brief summary statement (100 words or less) outlining your grant application review experience, and the subcommittee for which you would like to be considered, to Sarah O'Connor Your information will be vetted by the committee chairs. Selections will be made based on expertise and reviewer need in the specialty area for the application review.

External Funding Opportunities