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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons International Fellowship Grant
Length of Award: 1 Year (6-month proposal considered on an individual basis)
Maximum Award: $50,000
Deadline: March 1
Purpose – To provide research support to residents and clinical investigators from outside the United States or Canada to travel to the United States or Canada to do research – or – residents and clinical investigators in the United States or Canada to travel outside the United States or Canada to do research.
• The applicant must be pursuing a career in colorectal surgery
For citizens of USA or Canada:
• The applicant must be currently enlisted in or a graduate of an accredited residency program in either general or colon and rectal surgery or be a recent graduate of a program approved by the Research Foundation of ASCRS
• The applicant must be sponsored by a colon and rectal program director or ASCRS Fellow
• ASCRS member must be co-principal investigator or principal investigator
For foreigners traveling to USA or Canada:
• The applicant must be sponsored by a clinician investigator who is an ASCRS member and board certified by the ABCRS with a research program
• The award will be given at the discretion of the Research Committee and not necessarily every year
• On any given year, should the International Fellowship Award go unfunded following the Spring review, applicants for that year may resubmit by October 1st of the same year for an expedited review and possible funding within that calendar year
• The award is to support research activities; either direct research expenses or for salary and living expenses (the applicant should specify other sources of support)
American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarship
The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the Scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.
This scholarship endowment was originally provided through the legacy left to the College by Dr. Paul R. Hawley (FACS Hon), former College Director. More recently, gifts from the family of Dr. Abdol Islami (FACS), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and others to the International Guest Scholarship endowment have enabled the College to expand the number of scholarship awards.
The scholarship requirements are:
Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine.
Applicants must be at least 35 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, 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 have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and/or research in accordance with the standards of the applicant’s country.
Early careerists are deemed more suitable than those who are serving in senior academic appointments.
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 provide a list of all of their publications and must submit, in addition, three complete publications (reprints or manuscripts) of their choice from that list.
Preference may 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 of their colleagues. One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold academic appointment or a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons residing in their country. The chair’s or the Fellow’s letter is to include a specific statement detailing the nature and extent of the teaching and other academic involvement of the applicant. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the person making the recommendation.
The application form is structured to assist the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee and assists the applicant in submitting a structured curriculum vitae. Additional information (a maximum of four pages) may be attached if desired.
The International Guest Scholarships must be used in the year for which they are designated. They cannot be postponed.
Applicants who are awarded scholarships are expected to provide a full written report of the experiences provided through the scholarships upon completion of their tours.
An unsuccessful applicant may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a current application form provided by the College, together with new supporting documentation.
The scholarships provide successful applicants with the privilege of participating in the College’s annual Clinical Congress in October 2015, with public recognition of their presence. They will receive gratis admission to selected postgraduate courses plus admission to all lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits, which are an integral part of the Clinical Congress. Assistance will be provided in arranging visits, following the Clinical Congress, to various clinics and universities of their choice.
In order to qualify for consideration by the selection committee, all of the requirements must be fulfilled.
Formal American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar applications appear online on the College’s website. Supporting materials and questions should be directed to:
International Liaison Section
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
Completed applications for the International Guest Scholarships for the year 2015 and all of the supporting documentation must be received at the office of the International Liaison Section 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 Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine Foundation for Research and Education International Finance Assistance Award
The AANEM Foundation for Research and Education provides funds for physicians in economically disadvantaged regions to attend the AANEM Annual Meeting.
Deadline for Submissions is March 1.
Subject and criteria:
Physicians who submit an abstract to present at the AANEM meeting will be given priority.
The International Finance Assistance Award winners receive:
Free annual meeting registration
Applicants for the International Finance Assistance Award need to send an email outlining their:
Background in detail
Reason for interest in the AANEM Annual Meeting
Reason for deserving the award
Funds are also awarded through the North American Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. The above criteria apply for these awards also. All submissions are considered for either award.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry International Travel Grants
International Travel Grants encourage young scientists in underserved areas of the international clinical laboratory community to attend the AACC Annual Meeting and foster relationships between scientists of other countries and those in the United States. International travel grants ranging up to $2,500 and include free Annual Meeting registration. Applications are due December 31; winners are notified by March 1 and the funds are distributed at the annual meeting.
International travel grants are intended to help offset travel expenses, not to cover all the costs of attending the meeting, and are based on the following criteria which should be explained in your cover letter:
• Impact on the applicant's future career in clinical laboratory medicine;
• Impact on state of clinical lab medicine in your country and your institution;
• Broadening international participation at the meeting;
• Financial need to attend; and
• Applicant's impact on the meeting's content (preference will be given to those presenting abstracts)
• Please note, applicants who have received an international travel grant twice in a five-year time span will not be considered.
Preference will be given to AACC members.
How to Apply
Applications should contain the following:
1. A statement of why the applicant wants to attend the AACC Annual Meeting and how attending will help the applicant in his or her work as a clinical laboratory scientist;
2. A statement as to whether the applicant has submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting (if so, a copy of the abstract must be included with the application). Please note: Even thought the deadline for Annual Meeting abstract submissions is generally later than the December 31 deadline for travel grant applications, the abstract must be submitted with your application to be considered;
3. Information about whether other resources are available for the applicant to attend the meeting. Applicant must be able to pay for airfare and other expenses related to travel to the meeting.
4. Financial need to attend, with the understanding that the travel grant only covers part of your expenses to get to the Annual Meeting. How do you plan to cover the rest of the costs to attend? Please provide information on additional funding that you could acquire to attend the meeting.
5. Contact information for the applicant, such as address, e-mail address, or fax number;
6. Information about whether applicant has attended past AACC meetings
7. Applicant's CV or resume, including date of birth;
8. A list of the applicant's professional memberships; and
9. Two letters of support that address the impact your attendance at the meeting will have on the state of clinical lab medicine in your country and in your institution, AND which must be on organizational letterhead.
Submit applications by December 31 to:
• Email: email@example.com;
• Format: Please make sure the documents are in the sequential order listed directly above (under the "How to Apply" Section). Applications will not be considered unless submitted as a single PDF document.
Questions? If you have questions about the International Travel Grant, please contact Membership & Awards Coordinator, April Gascon, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 892-1400 ext. 1701 or (202) 835-8701.
Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases/International Society for Infectious Diseases Fellowships
ISID and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) jointly sponsor the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program.
The purpose of this Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at select biomedical institutions in Switzerland. The objectives of the Fellowship Program are:
• to train promising young physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries for clinical and research positions in infectious diseases
• to foster partnerships between Fellows and infectious disease leaders in Switzerland
• to increase scientific research capacity in low income/high disease burden countries
Opportunities for training and research in a variety of areas ranging from basic studies of the mechanism of disease to studies in public health, epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutics or vaccine development, are available through this program.
The term of the Fellowship is for one year. The start date of the will be determined by arrangement between the host institution and the Fellow.
A financial stipend of up to 36,000 SF per year (approximately $35,500 USD) will be given to Fellows to cover travel costs and living expenses. The program intends to award two fellowships every year.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Language skills of French or German are necessary according to the institution chosen (German for Basel, Bern, Zurich and St. Gallen; French for Geneva and Lausanne). Please indicate in your application your speaking and writing proficiency of these languages and of English.
SSI/ISID Fellows will be placed at one of six collaborating research centers in Switzerland according to technical interests and skills. All infectious diseases programs at each institution offer experience in clinical infectious diseases, including HIV, and microbiology.
The program is open to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of developing countries or Eastern Europe. Applicants should have a M.D. or a Ph.D in a relevant field and should hold a position at a medical, research, or public health institution. An endorsement by the home institution is required for participation in the program.
Applications will be reviewed by a joint SSI and ISID committee. Selection will be based on the applicant's academic potential, career plans, previous clinical/research experience, letters of reference, and relevance of training to home institution and home country. Personal interviews will be arranged with selected applicants as the final step in the application process.
The annual application deadline for Fellowship applications is 1 April. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 1 July.
Requests for application materials and additional information should be directed to:
International Society for Infectious Diseases
Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Fax: (617) 278-9113
International Society for Infectious Diseases Scientific Exchange Fellowships
The ISID Scientific Exchange Fellowship Program was established in 1992 to promote collaboration among researchers in different countries by enabling infectious disease researchers in the formative stage of their career to extend their research experience in institutions outside of their region. These awards are not restricted to physicians and are intended to support young scientists from developing countries in updating their knowledge of new, relevant laboratory techniques or in learning specific skills and techniques.
Proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas where they are particularly needed will be favored.
Applicants are to be investigators from under-resourced countries, younger than 40 years, already working in a research area, but who have not had the opportunity to work or to study outside their countries or region.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the President and the Program Director. Funding will be provided for up to 3 months and up to US $7,500.
Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be sent to the Society. The Society encourages recipients of grants to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year. The annual deadline is March 1, and applicants will be notified after June 1.
ISID Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
International Society for Infectious Diseases/European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Fellowships
The ISID and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are co-sponsoring the ISID/ESCMID Fellowship Program to enable two Fellows per year to perform multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training abroad. This particular fellowship is intended for applicants from outside Europe, wishing to come to Europe for their fellowship.
Established in 2010, the aim of this fellowship is to promote collaboration among researchers in different countries by enabling infectious disease researchers in the formative stage of their career to extend their research experience in institutions outside of their region. Young colleagues are invited to learn from experienced specialists and to take home new ideas and processes that help them improve their clinical or laboratory practice. Proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas where they are particularly needed will be favored.
Applicants are to be junior investigators (younger than 40 years) who will benefit from the opportunity to work or to study outside their country.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the ISID Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the ISID and ESCMID Program Directors. Funding will be provided for up to 3 months and up to US$7,500.
Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be submitted. Fellowship recipients are encouraged to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Karen and Josef E. Fischer International Traveling Fellowship Award for Surgeons in Academic Practice
Deadline: January 31, 2014
The goal of this Traveling Fellowship is to promote interaction and learning among Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Members working in academic practice environments with gastrointestinal surgeons in academic practice in other countries.
One fellowship will be awarded to an SSAT Member to visit a limited number of academic Gastrointestinal Surgical Units in other countries for a continuous period of two to three weeks. The Traveling Fellow is expected to observe procedures in the operating room, as well as to accompany the host faculty member(s) on patient rounds and clinic / office sessions and to attend and participate in relevant research, service, and teaching conferences of the host institutions. Accompaniment by Spouse / Family is encouraged.
Must be an SSAT Member
Must be in academic practice (preference will be given to those within 10 years of their initial academic appointment, but all interested members are encouraged to apply)
Submission of an itinerary which outlines visits to two to four academic gastrointestinal surgical units located outside the applicants own country
Coordination of the time of travel with a major international meeting in the geographic vicinity of the institutions to be visited is encouraged. For example, the International Society of Digestive Surgery World Congress, International Society of Surgery, the International Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Association, or the SSAT
Must comply with the application process and submit all required materials as described in the Fellowship Application Process section
If selected, the Fellowship must be accepted or declined by February 21st
At the conclusion of the fellow's travel, the fellow will submit a brief report to the Education Committee including a description of the experience and offering observations and highlights as well as opportunities for improvement
Must be certified by the American Board of Surgery or a similar accrediting college/board in the surgeon's own country
Conditions of Fellowship
The selected fellow will contact potential sponsorship institutions and make arrangements to complete the fellowship between July1 and June 30 of the academic year following the announcement of the Fellowship. If the selected fellow requires assistance in contacting host institutions the Education Committee will provide such assistance.
A stipend of up to $5000 will be provided to the Traveling Fellow to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging, and meals. Additional support for family members will not be provided.
Expenses will be reimbursed by the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Treasurer upon receipt of the Traveling Fellows report and summary of expenses.
Fellowship Application Process and Checklist
To be eligible for consideration, the following materials must be submitted to the Society's Administrative Offices via the online application no later than February 1st of the year in which the application is made:
Online application to include the following uploads:
Response to Survey Questions
(Maximum of two single spaced pages in 11 point or larger)
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Letter of support from Medical School Chair of Surgery
January 31 Applications to be received in the Society's Administrative Offices
February 7 Applications reviewed by the Education Committee
March 1 Notification to Applicants
Mid-May Announcement of Traveling Fellow
July 1 to June 30 Term of Award (One Year)
Please note the timeline of reviewing and notifying applicants is estimated and dates may vary slightly.
If you have any additional questions please contact the SSAT office at 978-927-8330 or Email SSAT
Please note that this is now an on online process, and only online applications will be considered.
Call for Applications: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Reach-the-World Fellowship Program
Reach-the-World Application Deadline: January 1, 2014
The ISTH Reach-the-World (RtW) Fellowship Program supports early-career professionals from around the world to train at the leading institutes for thrombosis and haemostasis research.
Open to ISTH members from the developing* world, the ISTH RtW Fellowship Program promotes advanced knowledge and training in one or all of the following areas related to thrombosis and haemostasis:
• Medical care
• Laboratory methods
The ISTH provides financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a fellowship period up to four months.
To be eligible to apply for the RtW Fellowship Program, you must be:
• An M.D. or Ph.D.
• 37 years old or younger
• ISTH member
• Able to read, write and speak in English or in the primary language used at the host institute
• From an academic institute in a developing country and not affiliated with a commercial pharmaceutical or other biomedical company
• Able to show a publishing record in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis
The deadline for submitting your application is January 1, 2014.
*Countries designated as ‘developing’ by the classification of the World Bank
Request for Applications: Conquer Cancer Foundation International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care
Applications due: January 8, 2014
The International Development & Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) award is designed to provide support to oncologists who are interested in palliative medicine. The requirements and benefits of this international award are similar to those of the IDEA program, except that participants in the IDEA-PC program will be matched with ASCO mentors who specialize in palliative care, and eligible candidates must have a demonstrated interest in integrating palliative and supportive care services in their current institution.
The International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA‐PC) provides medical education in palliative care, assists with career development, and helps establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members in the field of palliative care who serve as scientific Mentors to each recipient. IDEA‐PC Recipients are expected to share the knowledge and training they receive through the program with colleagues in their home countries once they return.
The IDEA‐PC program enables Recipients to attend sessions at the ASCO Annual Meeting that address symptom management, communication, end‐of‐life care, and other relevant topics. The program also includes a visit to the Mentor’s U.S. or Canadian institution to experience palliative care performed in a multidisciplinary environment, and provides an opportunity to cultivate long‐term professional relationships that will help improve palliative care in the Recipients’ home countries.
The number of Awards in each funding cycle is not predetermined by The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF). Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds. The Award will provide each Recipient with the following:
ASCO Member Mentor
-- An ASCO member in the U.S. or Canada who volunteers to serve as a Mentor and is matched to an IDEA‐PC Recipient based on shared professional and scientific interests.
-- The Mentor helps the Recipient navigate the Annual Meeting, hosts Recipient at their institution, and serves as a professional contact for Recipient after he or she returns home.
ASCO Annual Meeting
-- Complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting, including guaranteed attendance at one ticketed session of the Recipient’s choice.
-- Economy‐class airfare to and from the Annual Meeting (arranged by ASCO).
-- Hotel room charge and tax, up to 6 nights, during the Annual Meeting (arranged by ASCO).
-- Per diem stipend for meals and ground transportation.
Extended Tour Award (ETA)
-- Economy‐class airfare to/from the Mentor’s institution (arranged by ASCO).
-- Hotel room charge and tax, up to 4 nights, during the ETA (arranged by ASCO).
-- $100 for expenses associated with obtaining a U.S. B1/B2 visa.
-- Up to $1,000 reimbursement for Recipients who must travel outside their country in order to obtain a U.S. visa.
-- Three years of complimentary membership with ASCO (subject to approval), which includes a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The Award is not intended to completely cover all travel or daily expenses during a Recipient’s trip. For example, the Award does not cover medical care, medical insurance, travel insurance, taxes, gratuities (tips), phone calls, laundry, Internet service, in‐room movies, etc. The Recipient is financially responsible for all expenses not explicitly covered by the IDEA‐PC and ETA Awards.
Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care:
1. Applicants must have a current passport that does not expire before December 2014.
2. Applicants must be a current resident of a country classified by the World Bank as Low‐Income, Lower‐Middle‐Income, or Upper‐Middle‐Income, and have limited resources to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting.
3. As of June 1, 2014, applicants cannot have received more than one academic year of “formal training” (for instance, attended medical school, participated in internships, fellowships, or residency programs) in a country classified by the World Bank as High‐Income.
4. Applicants must be a Full Member, Member in Training, or International Corresponding member of ASCO; or willing to submit an application for ASCO membership in one of these categories as part of the IDEA‐PC application process:
Full Member – Available to experienced licensed physicians or other health professionals of any nation who devote a majority of their professional activity to cancer patient care and/or research or education in the biology, diagnosis,
prevention or treatment of human cancer.
Member in Training – Available to health professionals having an MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, or other doctoral degree, who are participating in a subspecialty training program in oncology or another field that would lead to eligibility for Full Membership or Allied Physician/Doctoral Scientist.
International Corresponding Membership – Available to experienced physicians who are eligible to be a Full
Member, and reside in a nation classified by the World Bank as Low‐Income, Lower‐Middle‐Income, or Upper‐Middle‐Income.
*Note: Applicants who are not already members of ASCO must submit a membership application in order to be considered for IDEA‐PC. Applicants are not required to submit payment for membership dues as part of IDEA‐PC but, if selected for ASCO membership and not selected to be an award recipient, will be given the opportunity to decide whether they wish to pay the membership dues in order to join ASCO.
5. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in integrating palliative and supportive care into his/her institution. This may be shown by attending courses on the topic, participating in related clinical activities, etc.
6. Applicants cannot have previously attended more than one ASCO meeting in the past five (5) years (including the Annual Meeting, Breast Cancer Symposium, GI Symposium, or GU Symposium).
7. Applicants must be less than ten years past your oncology program training.
8. Applicants must be fluent in English (both writing and speaking).
Although applicants are not required to submit an abstract for the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, applicants who do submit an abstract – particularly an abstract related to palliative care – will be given the strongest consideration.
Interested parties who meet the eligibility requirements for both the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and the International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA‐PC) are welcome to apply for both programs. However, those who apply to both programs are able to participate in only one program – either IDEA or IDEA‐PC.
The ASCO IDEA‐Palliative Care Working Group reserves the right to evaluate and determine applicants’ eligibility based on the information and justifications included in the application materials.