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Cosmetic Surgery Foundation

About the Foundation

Formed in 2000, the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation (CSF) serves as the research and education arm of AACS and is committed to the advancement of the science of cosmetic surgery and the enhancement of patient safety and trust.

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Cosmetic Surgery Foundation
Research Grants

The CSF supports the research and education programs of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and builds relationships that advance the science and safety of cosmetic surgery through innovative, targeted funding and leadership.

Supporting the ideas of promising surgeons, the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, encourages consistent, innovative and aggressive research in the multidisciplinary specialty of cosmetic surgery. Starting in 2006, the Foundation has awarded over $220,000 in grants to eligible surgeons that wish to impact the science through original research. Using a peer review process, members of the CSF’s Research and Education Committee will review, score and rank the applications based on Significance, Innovation, Methodology/Design/Feasibility, Investigator Qualifications, Research Environment, Relevance, and Ethics. Funding recommendations will be voted on and approved by the CSF Board prior to AACS’ 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Our 2016 cycle for Individual Research Grants in the Field of Cosmetic Surgery is now open. Click here to download and submit applications through the September 1 deadline.

If you have any questions about the grants or your submission, please contact the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation at

Call for Applications

Open: April 24

Deadline for Submission:

September 1

Did you know?

Members who donate $5,000 annually to the CSF may name a research grant to be presented at the 2017 AACS Annual Scientific Meeting? Contact Jessica Blomquist at for more information on donating to the CSF.