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International Scholarships for Surgical Education
The American College of Surgeons Division of Education and International Relations Committee are pleased to announce two international scholarships focused on surgical education. These awards, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide young faculty members from countries other than the United States and Canada with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training. This knowledge and these skills will be useful in improving surgical education and training at the scholar’s home institution and country.
The two scholars will participate in the Annual ACS Clinical Congress, including the course Surgical Education: Principals and Practice Course, as well as other plenary sessions and courses that address surgical education and training across the continuum of professional development. There may be a focus on the needs of practicing surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team, or on building knowledge and skills in evaluating and adopting new surgical technologies into surgical practice. Following the Clinical Congress, the scholars will visit appropriate Level I ACS accredited Education Institutes or similarly recognized and established centers with a plan of study and interaction tailored to their particular educationbased focus. These centers are typically located in large academic hospitals, which may also allow exposure to clinical areas of interest to the scholar. At the conclusion of the Clinical Congress and their visits to suitable institutions, each scholar will send to the International Relations Committee and to the Division of Education a brief report outlining the outcomes that have been achieved as a result of the scholarship, specifically focusing on achievement of the objectives outlined in their application for the scholarship. Evidence of support of the scholar’s objectives from the leadership at the home institution must be provided by the applicant and will be used as one of the criteria for selection of the scholar. The scholarship will facilitate involvement of the scholar in subsequent collaborative ventures in education and training under the aegis of the ACS Division of Education.
Each scholarship provides a stipend of $10,000, supporting travel and per diem in the U.S., and the cost of courses undertaken at the Clinical Congress and at the centers to be visited. Clinical Congress registration will be provided gratis, and assistance in reserving thrifty housing in the Clinical Congress city will also be provided. In 2014, the Clinical Congress city is San Francisco, California.
The scholarship requirements are:
• Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine.
•Applicants must be at least 30 years old but under 45, on the date that the completed application is filed.
• Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location.
• Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice and teaching for a minimum of five years following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
• Applicants must submit a fully completed application form provided by the College on its website. The application and accompanying materials must be typewritten and in English.
Submission of a curriculum vitae only is not acceptable.
• Applicants must submit independently prepared letters of recommendation from three (3) of their colleagues. One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold an academic appointment, and must provide evidence of support of the scholar’s objectives from the leadership at the home institution. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the persons making the recommendations.
• The International Scholarships for Surgical Education must be used in the year for which they are designated. They cannot be postponed.
• Awardees are expected to provide a written report upon their return home, specifically focusing on the value of the visit to the awardee and the potential beneficial effect to patients in the country of origin.
• Unsuccessful applicants may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a current application form provided by the College, together with new supporting documentation.
In order to qualify for the consideration by the selection committee, all of the requirements must be fulfilled. All applications and all of the supporting documentation must be received at the office of the International Liaison no later than May 1, 2014, for attendance at Clinical Congress 2014.
Supporting materials and questions should be directed to:
International Liaison Section
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
2015 American College of Surgeons Community Surgeon Travel Awards
The International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is pleased to announce travel awards for surgeons aged 30 to 50. These awards, in the amount of $4,000 each, provide international surgeons with the opportunity to attend and participate fully in the educational activities of the ACS annual Clinical Congress. They are proposed to specifically assist surgeons who work in community or regional hospitals or clinics in countries other than the United States and Canada, or who are from struggling academic departments of surgery in low- or middle-income countries.
Each awardee will receive gratis registration to the annual Clinical Congress and to one available postgraduate course held during the Clinical Congress. Assistance will be provided to obtain preferential housing in an economical hotel in the Clinical Congress city. In 2015, the Clinical Congress takes place in Chicago, IL, October 4–8.
• Applicants must be at least 30 years old, but under 50, on the date that the complete application is filed.
• Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location. Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice, teaching, or research for a minimum of one year at their intended permanent location, following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
• Applicants must show evidence of commitment to highquality surgery, to surgical teaching, and to improving access to surgical care in their community.
• Applicants must submit a fully completed application form provided by the College on its website. The application and accompanying materials must be typewritten and in English. Submission of a curriculum vitae only is not acceptable.
• Preference will be given to applicants who have not already experienced training or surgical fellowships in North America.
• Applicants must submit independently prepared letters of recommendation from three (3) of their colleagues. One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold a clinical or academic appointment or from a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons residing in their country. The chair’s or the Fellow’s letter is to directly address the applicant’s commitment to high-quality surgery, surgical teaching, and improving access to surgical care locally. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the persons making the recommendations.
• The Community Surgeon Travel Awards must be used in the year for which they are designated. They cannot be postponed.
• Unsuccessful applicants may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a current application form provided by the College together with new supporting documentation.
Each awardee will receive gratis registration to the annual Clinical Congress and to one available postgraduate course held during the Clinical Congress. Assistance will be provided to obtain preferential housing in an economical hotel in the Clinical Congress city.
In order to qualify for consideration by the selection committee, all of the requirements must be fulfilled.
Supporting materials and questions should be directed to the International Liaison at:
email@example.com or 312-202-5021 (facsimile)
All applications for the year 2015 and all of the supporting documentation must be received by the International Liaison prior to July 1, 2014 in order for an applicant to receive consideration by the selection committee. All applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision in November 2014. Applicants are urged to submit their completed applications and supporting documents as early as possible in order to provide sufficient time for processing.
American College of Radiology Foundation Goldberg-Reeder Travel Grant
Applications for 2014-2015 are due June 30, 2014.
The ACR Foundation Goldberg-Reeder Resident Travel Grant awards $1,500 grants each year to qualified residents seeking to spend at least one month assisting health care in a developing country. The grant was created to further encourage international volunteer service among members-in-training.
Grant Requirements and Information
All submissions for the ACR International Outreach Program travel grant must be submitted on the official form. The form can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or printed and mailed to:
American College of Radiology Foundation
Attn: Brad Short
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191
A statement of intent will be completed by a sponsor, faculty or staff member of the health care organization abroad and should accompany the official submission.
All submissions, including a statement of intent, must be received by no later than June 30.
Travel plans must be confirmed (i.e., plane tickets purchased, itinerary set) by no later than December 31 of that same year.
Travel must be to a developing country as defined by the World Bank.
Travel must be in conjunction with improving health care in the developing country.
Travel must be for a minimum of one month of dedicated service in improving health care in the developing country.
Recipients will provide photos of their experience and agree to be interviewed about their experience for various ACR publications.
Submissions will be assessed by a subcommittee of the ACR Foundation International Outreach Committee which will provide a recommendation to the ACR Foundation International Outreach Committee for final approval.
Awardees must sign a waiver releasing the ACR of any liability or responsibility related to or in conjunction with their travel and stay.
International Council for Laboratory Animal Science-Americas Regional Committee 2014 Travel Fellowship Awards
AALAS meeting – October 19-23, San Antonio, Texas
Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2014
The Americas Regional Committee (ARC) of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) announces three Travel Fellowship Awards sponsored by PMI Nutrition International, LLC-LabDiet®, Charles River’s Commitment to Humane Animal Research Through Excellence and Responsibility (CHARTER) Program, and Lab Products, Inc. One award is available to an individual from a member country of the Central American, Caribbean and Mexican Laboratory Animal Science Association (ACCMAL). These are Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador and Honduras. One award is available to an individual from member countries of the Federation of South American Societies and Associations of Laboratory Animal Science Specialists (FESSACAL). These are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela. One award will go to the best remaining candidate from all applicants, regardless of his or her country. Each award will sponsor an individual to travel to and participate in the national meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) to be held on October 19-23, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The AALAS meeting is the largest laboratory animal science meeting in the world. It includes seminars, workshops, special topic lectures, platform sessions, and poster sessions on laboratory animal diseases, biology, experimental techniques, and animal models. The learning resources / technology center includes a variety of videos and computer based programs. Each year there is an extensive commercial exhibit which contains the latest in equipment and ancillary items for the care and use of laboratory animals.
The recipient should be a biomedical scientist, facility manager or veterinarian involved with experimental animals who is a member of his or her local or regional laboratory animal science organization. The individual should be a person with the potential to make significant contributions to the teaching, research, or organizational aspects of laboratory animal science in his or her country. Preference is given to individuals who otherwise would not have funding for international travel to a scientific meeting of this kind.
Each award consists of a monetary award (up to a maximum of $2,000) to be used for costs of air travel, housing, and meeting registration associated with the annual AALAS meeting. In addition, a $500 honorarium will be provided for each recipient to cover costs of meals, local travel, incidentals and any other expenses. The awards will be presented at the 2014 AALAS meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Nominations or applications should be written in English and consist of:
A cover letter, which should include the candidate’s career goals and a statement with detailed information on the reasons why the candidate is interested in attending the AALAS Annual Meeting. This statement should indicate what he/she is hoping to gain, how he/she would use the knowledge and experience to be acquired, how and with whom that knowledge would be shared, and what benefits will be derived.
A curriculum vitae, maximum of 5 pages in length, with emphasis on laboratory animal science training and experience.
Proof of proficiency in the English language.
A letter of recommendation from the employer.
At least one letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with the qualifications and professional interests and activities of the candidate.
A letter from the applicant’s local or regional association assuring their current membership.
Complete nominations or applications should be submitted by mail or E-mail to:
Dr. Cynthia Pekow
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, (151)
1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, Washington, USA 98108
Deadline for submission of applications is April 30, 2014. The decision of the committee will be communicated before May 30, 2014.
American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship 2015-2016
Deadline: July 1, 2014, 11:59PM EST
The Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship was established in 1951 by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for the purpose of supporting study within North America by promising young academic cardiothoracic surgeons from outside the region to broaden their overall training and increase international contacts. Since the inception of the Graham Fellowship, 60 individuals from 30 countries have completed the Fellowship.
The Fellowship is funded and administered through the AATS Graham Foundation, and provides a stipend of $75,000 US to support studies at a primary center of their choice as well as travel to secondary sites in North America. The Fellowship also provides round-trip coach air fares from the recipient's country to his/her primary center.
The dates of the beginning and ending of the Fellowship year should be scheduled to coincide with the Annual Meetings of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in April 26-30, 2014, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada and April 25 – 29, 2015, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington. The Fellow will be introduced at the Graham Reception in Toronto and will be expected to submit a report summarizing his/her year's experience prior to the May 2015 Annual Council Meeting.
Fellowship Application Guidelines
Awards are made to surgeons of unique promise who are regarded as having potential for international thoracic surgical leadership.
A candidate should have completed his/her formal training in general surgery and in thoracic and/or cardiovascular surgery, but should yet not have reached a senior position.
Candidates must be sufficiently proficient in English to realize the full benefits of the Fellowship.
The Fellow must identify an individual at a primary center who will act as his/her sponsor and who will assist in planning the course of study at the host institution for a minimum of 6-9 months. A letter of support from that sponsor is required.
In addition to their primary center, the Fellow is encouraged to select secondary centers in which complementary experience can be acquired, and at which the candidate will spend shorter periods of time. These centers should be selected with guidance from their primary host, and mentors at those locations similarly identified with letters of support submitted.
The Fellow is expected to engage in observation, consultation, teaching and research during the twelve months.
Patient contact will be determined by the sponsoring surgeon and will conform to the regulations and licensing requirements of the state, province, or country in which he/she is studying.
Candidates must be non-North American residents without significant (> 6 months) prior training in North America prior to making application. While candidates with prior experience may apply, those with no prior experience will receive preference.
The applicants proposed plan of study must clearly outline the educational insights and benefits that the fellowship will have on their professional career.
Letters of support and biography submitted by the applicant must outline future ambitions leading towards a potential leadership role in cardiothoracic surgery
The successful candidate should be planning to return to their native country following the completion of their fellowship.
Please address all letters to:
Board of Directors
AATS Graham Foundation
500 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics Global Outreach Mentored Scholarship Program
The AAP Section on Orthopaedics (SOOr) will offer awards of up to $1,500 to orthopaedic residents and pediatric orthopaedic fellows in the United States and Canada who are interested in providing musculoskeletal care to children in resource poor regions of the world (number awarded per cycle will be at the discretion of the review committee). The scholarship program will facilitate mentored experiences for young surgeons in training so that early in their career they have a unique, quality training experience abroad under the direction and supervision of a senior pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.
The goal of the Section’s Global Outreach Mentored Scholarship Program is to meld the principles and lessons learned during the experience abroad into future professional practice – and to understand the value of both providing care to those in need and mentoring future leaders.
1. The application period opens on July 1 and closes on November 1. The deadline for all materials is November 1 for trips to be made during the following calendar year. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
2. Applicant must be enrolled in an ACGME orthopaedic residency or in a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship in the United States and Canada at time of application cycle deadline.
3. Applicant must identify a physician mentor who is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon that agrees to travel with, mentor, and supervise the scholar during the trip. All clinical and surgical care must be provided under the direct supervision of that mentor.
4. Award periods must be between 1 and 4 weeks in duration.
5. It is encouraged that you review the United States Department of State Travel Warning web site
at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html before committing to a country/region of the world for the scholarship program.
6. The selected scholar is required to submit a completed trip report within 30 days of return in order to receive reimbursement.
7. The scholar is reimbursed for expenses up to $1,500 after the trip report has been submitted and approved. Receipts must accompany all expenses listed within the scholar’s reimbursement request. SOOr does not handle any travel arrangements or oversee any logistics related to the trip.
8. For your information, trip reports may form the basis of news article in AAP News or in an upcoming SOOr newsletter.
9. Scholar may not request outside or institutional funding for expenses covered under this scholarship program.
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Clinical Travelling Fellowship
Sponsored by Globus Medical
Deadline for submission is February 1, 2015
This clinical fellowship program is designed to provide for a non ISSLS member spine surgeon or a nonoperative physician, with a strong interest in spine, to spend three months with an ISSLS member to gain clinical and/or surgical skills in the diagnosis and management of spinal disorders. Preference may be given to someone from an underserved or developing country but this is not a requirement. This program will be promoted to physicians and surgeons in countries where physicians and surgeons do not have an opportunity to participate in specialized spine training. This program will be promoted through the ISSLS website and through various publications.
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 contiguous months and The physician may spend all 3 months with one clinician/center or divide the 3 months into one month blocks between 2 and 3 different centers.
For the application the following is needed:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Two letters of reference.
3) A description of reasons seeking this fellowship including a written statement including background, training, practice type and hospital(s) appointment(s). Identifying goals of the fellowship and post-fellowship plans.
4) Invitation letter(s) from the member(s) you wish to visit during your fellowship (1-3 members, minimum time is 1 month per ISSLS member) should also be included in the application. This invitation letter(s) from the member(s) should also include a “Basic Curriculum” that would comprise the following:
During the 3 month fellowship the visiting surgeon will:
• Attend weekly departmental conferences (grand rounds, research, morbidity and mortality, education, etc.) at hosting institution
• Observe and participate in clinical patient evaluation at least once per week
• Observe various spine surgeries as scheduled at least 2 days per week
• Participate in rounds and follow up of patients post surgery
• Fellow will rotate under the tutelage of at least two of the senior surgeons in the hosting institution
E-mail the completed application to email@example.com
The recipient is expected to prepare a report following completion of the 3 months to be submitted to the ISSLS Fellowship Committee, and is expected to participate in the following annual meeting..
Travel and accommodations for the 3-month fellowship will be fully underwritten by a grant from Globus Medical, which has made a 3-year commitment to this fellowship program.
Call for Applications: Travel Grants to Attend the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
R&D SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES Travel Grants to attend the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
R&D Systems is offering ten $1,000 travel grants to attend the 9th FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) Forum of Neuroscience, held in Milan, Italy, July 5-9, 2014. Fill out the online application form for an opportunity to receive one.*
*Terms & Conditions Apply
The application submission deadline is April 30, 2014
Recipients will be determined via a random drawing by R&D Systems, Inc.
Applicants must complete the application form in full.
Recipients will be announced May 5, 2014.
International Society of Nephrology Travel Grants for the Forefronts Symposium on Genetic Basis of Renal Disease
The deadline for Travel Grant Applications is May 24, 2014.
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 26, 2014
The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is pleased to offer a limited number of travel grants to young nephrologists who wish to participate in the Forefronts Symposium on Genetic Basis of Renal Disease. The amount of the grant is calculated to cover travel and 3 nights' accommodation. The amounts of the grant are a set fee but they vary according to the geographical origin of recipient. The recipient will make his own travel and accommodation arrangements.
Free registration to the Symposium and social events is also included. The number of grants is limited and the applications from candidates are reviewed by the ISN and the co-chairs of the symposium. The grants will be paid AFTER the event.
Applications are open to young nephrologists from countries with emerging economies (gross national income per capita up to the "upper middle income" bracket per the World Banks criteria). Please refer to this list of emerging countries according to the World Bank Index. If your country is included on the list, you are eligible to apply for a travel grant.
Only applications from the following are considered:
ISN fellows (past or present)
Priority is given to the following applicants:
Those presenting abstracts
Those with knowledge and/or experience in the symposium topic
Those who have not received ISN travel grants before
Members of the ISN Sister Renal Center program
The following documents must be provided with your application:
Photocopy of personal identification (passport/driver’s license)
Call for Applications: 2015 American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Japan
The International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons announces the availability of the ACS Traveling Fellowship to Japan.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is June 2, 2014.
The successful applicant and an alternate will be selected and notified by November 30, 2014.
The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage international exchange of surgical scientific information. The ACS Traveling Fellow will visit Japan, and a Japanese Traveling Fellow will visit North America.
The scholarship is available to a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in most of the surgical specialties who meets the following requirements:
• Has a major interest and accomplishment in clinical and basic science related to surgery
• Holds a current full-time academic appointment in Canada or the United States
• Is under 45 years of age on the date the application is filed
• Is enthusiastic, personable, and possesses good communication skills
The Fellow is required to spend a minimum of two weeks in Japan.
• To attend and participate in the annual meeting of the Japan Surgical Society, which will be held in Nagoya, Japan, April 16–18, 2015
• To attend the Japan ACS Chapter meeting during that congress
• To visit at least two medical centers (other than the annual meeting city) in Japan before or after the annual meeting of the Japan Surgical Society to lecture and to share clinical and scientific expertise with the local surgeons
The academic and geographic aspects of the itinerary would be finalized in consultation and mutual agreement between the Fellow and designated representatives of the Japan Surgical Society and the Japan ACS Chapter. The surgical centers to be visited would depend to some extent on the special interests and expertise of the Fellow and his or her previously established professional contacts with surgeons in Japan.
His or her spouse is welcome to accompany the successful applicant. There will be opportunities for social interaction, in addition to professional activities.
The College will provide the sum of $7,500 U.S. to the successful applicant, who will also be exempted from registration fees for the annual meeting of the Japan Surgical Society.
He/she must meet all travel and living expenses. Senior Japan Surgical Society and Japan ACS Chapter representatives will consult with the Fellow about the centers to be visited in Japan, the local arrangements for each center, and other advice and recommendations about travel schedules. The Fellow is to make his/her own travel arrangements in North America, as this makes available to him/her reduced fares and travel packages for travel in Japan.
The American College of Surgeons International Relations Committee will select the Fellow after review and evaluation of the final applications. A personal interview may be requested prior to the final selection.
Please send applications for this fellowship to:
INTERNATIONAL LIAISON SECTION
INTERNATIONAL LIAISON SECTION
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211