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

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2016 CORE Funding Opportunity Announcements
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Study Section Resident Application
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CORE Study Section Resident Application 

FOR NON-RESIDENTS:

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 soconnor@entnet.org. 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.

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External Funding Opportunities