The Academy and its Foundation are committed to the future well-being of our members and their patients. In an effort to strengthen research support in all areas of otolaryngology, the AAO-HNSF has joined forces with several senior societies, foundations and sponsors to broaden research opportunities, and to streamline and enhance the research application and review process. The Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) serves as a central clearinghouse and facilitator for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery research programs.

Since 1985, CORE has played a vital role by awarding almost 400 grants totaling over $7 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 $70,000, 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.  Nearly one third of otolaryngologists funded through CORE have been awarded NIH grants.

CORE Contributing Specialty Societies, Foundations, and Sponsors
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Foundation
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF)
The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc. (The Triological Society)
American Laryngological Voice and Research Education Foundation (ALVRE)
American Neurotology Society (ANS)
American Rhinology Society (ARS)
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
Deafness Research Foundation (DRF)
The Alcon Foundation
The Oticon Foundation
The Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF)

Submission Deadlines

Letter of Intent due December 15, 2014 (mid-night Eastern Standard Time)
Full Applicationdue January 15, 2015 (mid-night Eastern Standard Time)