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The APSA Foundation is a source of essential funds to promote education and biomedical research in pediatric surgery. It has served as a gateway for young scientific investigators to become competitive for major external grants. Many previous APSAF scholars have successfully used their seed grants to acquire NIH funding and clearly provide justification of the tremendous return on investment experienced by the Foundation. The APSA Foundation Research Support Grants have been renamed the Jay Grosfeld, MD Scholar Grants to honor the lifelong legacy created by Dr. Jay Grosfeld and his immense contributions to APSA.

The APSA Foundation is recognized as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


The APSA Foundation is the philanthropic partner of APSA in support of pediatric surgical innovation and discovery, surgeon-scientist career development, member education, and other efforts which ensure access, quality, and equity in the surgical care and lives of all children.


Promote excellence in pediatric surgery by fostering scientific, clinical and educational endeavors through inspired giving.

Learn about grant opportunities offered by the APSA Foundation

The Foundation offers a variety of grant opportunities to its members, and in some cases, other surgeon scientists sponsored by members.

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Jay Grosfeld, MD Scholar Grant

Provides support for pediatric surgeon scientists for projects which will broaden the horizon of the recipient in a fashion not otherwise readily achieved and for which funds may not be available from usual current sources. 

Education Grant

A funding opportunity for educational projects that will provide members of APSA (surgeons in training, actively practicing surgeons, advanced practice providers) an opportunity to expand their core surgical knowledge and improve their skills and training.

NEW! Global Research Scholarship

Supports the development of meaningful research approaches in resource-constrained environments and response to the pediatric surgical needs of low- and middle-income countries.

Travel Fellowship

Intended for early career surgeons in low- and middle-income countries to attend and experience the educational and networking opportunities of the APSA Annual Meeting, including an opportunity for a clinical observership and specialty training at a US or Canadian hospital for 4-6 weeks either before or after the meeting.
Travel Fellowship is currently on hold and no new applications are being accepted at this time.