Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Update
The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants program plays a critical role in advancing the field of otolaryngology by providing support to research projects, research training, and career development.
The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants program plays a critical role in advancing the field of otolaryngology by providing support to research projects, research training, and career development. CORE aims to unify the research application and review process for the specialty, encourage young investigators to pursue research in otolaryngology, and serve as an interim step that may ultimately channel efforts for important National Institutes of Health funding opportunities.
The CORE grants program societies, foundations, sponsors, and partners have awarded over $12 million since the program’s inception in 1985. In 2021, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, American Head and Neck Society, Association for Migraine Disorders, American Rhinologic Society, and American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology were involved in funding grants ranging from $5,000 to $150,000. The leadership of each participating subspecialty society is ultimately responsible for determining who is selected to receive funding each year.
This year the CORE Study Section reviewed 175 applications for $3.2M in requested funding. The 2021 CORE Study Section subcommittees included Head and Neck Surgery, chaired by Maie St. John, MD, PhD; Otology, chaired by Rick Nelson, MD, PhD; and General Otolaryngology, chaired by Michael J. Brenner, MD.
The 2021 CORE leadership, including the boards and councils of all participating societies, has approved a portfolio of 25 grants totaling $559,240.