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.

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.

CORE Program Partners

The CORE grants program is a collaboration between the AAO-HNSF, specialty societies and industry sponsors to provide a uniform centralized research grant application, review and administration process. The CORE program partners are:

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Foundation
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
American Neurotology Society (ANS)
American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
Cook Medical
The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Xoran Technologies, LLC

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