[robotics-worldwide] [news] Intuitive Surgical Robotics Research Grant Programs for 2019

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[robotics-worldwide] [news] Intuitive Surgical Robotics Research Grant Programs for 2019

Simon DiMaio

News and Updates from Intuitive Surgical
[da Vinci Surgery]

Intuitive Surgical Robotics Research Grant Programs for 2019

Dear da Vinci surgeons and researchers:

Intuitive Surgical is currently accepting letters of intent for our 2019 Clinical Research Grant and Technology Research Grant Programs for robot-assisted Surgery. All awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application. The deadline for submitting letters of intent for both grants programs is June 11, 2018.

Clinical Research Grant and Technology Research Grant awardees will address important clinical questions or support clinically relevant technology development related to robot-assisted surgery. Grants will be awarded to researchers at non-profit institutions worldwide.

Available Funding:
Grant monies can be used to fund salary, equipment, supplies and/or travel required to support the proposed research project for a period of up to one year.

Applicants for the Clinical Research Grant for robot-assisted surgery have two funding options for the upcoming grant cycle:

  1.  Applicants may apply for grant funding up to $50,000 per project (US dollars, total costs).
  2.  Applicants may apply for grant funding up to $20,000 (US dollars, total costs) plus a 12 month loan of a Not for Human Use Surgeon Console and Skills Simulator. Note that the Patient Side Cart and Vision Cart are not included in this loan.

Applicants for the Technology Research Grant may apply for grant funding up to $50,000 per project (US dollars, total costs).

Please visit our website for details and instructions to apply for the Intuitive Surgical Research Grant Programs:


Application Submission Timing Information for Clinical and Technology Research Grants:

  1.  We are asking interested applicants to submit a Letter of Intent by June 11, 2018. Invitations to submit full grant applications will be sent by July 27, 2018 (this invitation will include grant application guidelines and forms).
  2.  The deadline for submitting a full, invited grant application is September 14, 2018. Only complete application packets will be considered. Awardees will be notified by October 29, 2018. Grant monies must be used to support research expenses which occur from January 1, 2019 - December 30, 2019.

We are very excited to offer these grant programs and we hope that you will consider submitting an application.


Jaime Wong, MD
Vice President, Senior Medical Officer
Intuitive Surgical, Inc

Dale Bergman
Manager, Research Programs
Intuitive Surgical, Inc


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