CORE Grants Program

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 $13 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 $150,000, 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.


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 2023 CORE program partners are:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF)
  • American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
  • Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD)
  • American Neurotology Society (ANS)
  • American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
  • GSK
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) applications open on ProposalCentral – October 16, 2023 
  • LOI Deadline -December 15, 2023, 11:59 pm (ET)  
  • Full grant application submission deadline – January 16, 2024, 11:59 pm (ET)
  • Review of grant applications – January – April 2024
  • CORE Study Section – VIRTUAL – March 15-16, 2024
  • Review by governing bodies – May 2024
  • Award announcements made by granting society – June 2024

Please allow enough time to submit the full application in case of website malfunction, internet outage, or other issues. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

If you have additional questions, please email [email protected] for assistance.

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