Annual Research Grants were established to foster creativity and innovation in basic and/or clinical research in all areas pertinent to hand surgery. The awards are funded by the Hand Surgery Endowment and administered by the Association.
The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) recognize the importance of fostering the development of surgeon scientists and innovative research in hand surgery. The AAHS and PSF are committed to increasing the amount of research funding dedicated to funding pilot research studies that set the stage for applications to larger funding agencies. The grants are funded by the Plastic Surgery Foundation and Hand Surgery Endowment and administered by the AAHS and PSF.