Research & Educational Grants
Intuitive Surgical Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support Clinical Robotic Fellowships, Clinical and Technology Research for robotic-assisted surgery.
Purpose: The purpose of these grant programs is to support clinical and technology developments to further research in the field of surgical robotics.
Clinical Research Grant proposals should address important clinical questions or support clinically-relevant technology developments in robotic-assisted surgery.
Technology Research Grants will support technology research in the field of surgical robotics, or related fields. Successful proposals will address clinically-relevant technology development.
The Clinical Fellowship for Robotic-assisted Surgery Grants fund a surgical fellow for one year of training for robotic-assisted surgery.
Awards for all grant programs will be conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application.
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