Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Update
The CORE grants program aids in advancing the field of otolaryngology by supporting research projects, research training, and career development.
The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants program aids in advancing the field of otolaryngology by supporting research projects, research training, and career development. CORE strives to:
- Promote young investigators to seek research in otolaryngology
- Deliver uniformity to the research application and review process for the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
- Serve as an interim step that may ultimately channel efforts for National Institutes of Health funding opportunities
The CORE grant program societies, foundations, sponsors, and partners have awarded over $13 million since the program’s inception in 1985. In 2022, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) offered a total of $315,000. The AAO-HNSF, American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD), American Neurotology Society (ANS), American Rhinologic Society (ARS), and American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) were involved in funding grants ranging from $10,000 to $80,000. With the collaboration of each partner society, foundation, and industry supporter, leadership selects meritorious grant proposals that will receive funding each year based on the scores received during the review process.
This past March, the CORE Study Section reviewed 160 applications, requesting over $2.1 million in funding. The 2022 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 2022 CORE leadership, including the boards and councils of all participating societies, has approved 24 grants totaling $425,000.