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Call for Applications: 2015 American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Germany
The International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons announces the availability of the ACS Traveling Fellowship to Germany.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents is April 1, 2014.
The successful applicant and an alternate will be selected and notified by July 31, 2014.
The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage international exchange of surgical scientific information. The ACS Traveling Fellow will visit Germany, and a German 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 and personable and possesses good communication skills
• Applicants with some German language skills are particularly encouraged
The Fellow is required to spend a minimum of two weeks in Germany.
• To attend and participate in the annual meeting of the German Surgical Society, which will be held in Munich, Germany, April 28–May 1, 2015
• To attend the German ACS Chapter meeting during that congress
• To visit at least two medical centers (other than the annual meeting city) in Germany before or after the annual meeting of the German Surgical Society to lecture and to share clinical and scientific expertise with the local surgeons
The academic and geographic aspects of the itinerary will be finalized in consultation and mutual agreement between the Fellow and designated representatives of the German Surgical Society and the German ACS Chapter. The surgical centers to be visited will depend to some extent on the special interests and expertise of the Fellow and his or her previously established professional contacts with surgeons in Germany.
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 $10,000 U.S. to the successful applicant, who will also be exempted from registration fees for the annual meeting of the German Surgical Society.
He/she must meet all travel and living expenses. Senior German Surgical Society and ACS German Chapter representatives will consult with the Fellow about the centers to be visited in Germany, 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, because doing so will allow him/ her to take advantage of reduced fares and travel packages for travel in Germany.
The American College of Surgeons International Relations Committee will select the Fellow after review and evaluation of the 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
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.
• 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.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Limited Project Grants
Purpose: To provide investigator the opportunity to pursue research interest, specifically germane to the field of colon and rectal surgery. It is anticipated that successful research projects, initially funded through The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation’s LPG mechanism, will ultimately secure funding from other national funding agencies.
Amount: Up to $50,000/year
Application Deadline: March 1st and October 1st
Review/Notification Date: Summer/Fall (March applicants) or Winter/Spring (October applicants)
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
85 W. Algonquin Rd., Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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 Society for Surgery of the Hand Basic Science Grant
The ASSH and AFSH are committed to excellence in clinical and basic science research. Hand care professionals, industry, and the public value and respect our unsurpassed support of education and scientific investigation, unquestionable academic integrity and fiscal responsibility. We are determined to encourage and fund ingenuity and advancement in our profession.
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) have established grant funding to encourage young investigators to perform basic science research studies. It is anticipated that the funding will enable investigators to initiate pilot projects that will lead to subsequent funding from other sources such as the NIH.
Applicants and ProposalsThe selection of the research proposals for funding is made by the Research Management Committee with the approval of the Council of the ASSH and the AFSH Board. Selection is based on the merits of the proposal with preference given to new projects for which the grant could serve as seed money for larger grants from the NIH or OREF. Proposals that have already been funded from other sources will not be considered. Awards are made to universities, medical schools, research institutions, or individuals. Grants may be used for salaries of technical and professional assistants, purchase of supplies, or minor pieces of equipment. Grants may not support the personal compensation of investigators, travel or conferences, publication costs, the payment of hospital care for patients under study, the purchase of major pieces of equipment, or any overhead expenses.
In the past, funding has been provided for a range of subjects, including microvascular, tendons, nerves, artificial joints, tissue engineering, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and other related subjects. The grants are for one year, and are limited to a maximum of $20,000.
In order to be eligible for the grant, at least one of the investigators must be a member of the ASSH. Members of the Research Management Committee are not eligible to be the principle investigator, co-PI or mentor on any AFSH grant application.
If awarded either a basic science or clinical research grant, the recipient is compelled to present at the appropriate Investigators Workshop at the ASSH Annual Meeting before receiving their funds and at least one other time during the duration of the award. The award will not be changed by the content of the presentation at the Investigators Workshop – goal is to mirror pre-dissertation presentations made in universities, namely to improve the work or proposed work. The next workshops will be held September 17, 2014 in Boston, MA. All future meeting dates are posted on our website.
Investigators receiving grants are expected to make a progress report within 12 months following receipt of funds. If more time is needed to complete the study, the investigator may request a no-cost grant extension. A final report, including a listing of all presentation and publications resulting from the project, must be submitted 24 months after receipt of funds. All funds not used in the study should be returned to the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.
Publication and Further Funding
Awardees are encouraged to submit resulting manuscripts to The Journal of Hand Surgery and to present their work, if possible, at the ASSH Annual Meeting. In the case of publication in any journal, presenting or citing research funding, credit is to be noted by footnote that the project was supported totally or partially by funds from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. It is requested that a reprint of such publications be made available to the ASSH Research Management Committee Chair for permanent record. Grant applications received from any investigators with delinquent reports will not be reviewed.
The grant application closely mimics the NIH grant format. This is to encourage familiarity with the grant application of the NIH for further funding. Each applicant, funded or unfunded, will receive critiques of the grant from the ASSH Research Management Committee Study Section so that future revisions will be more competitive for extramural funding. The distribution of funded Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants will be up to the discretion of the Research Management Committee.
Applications are due to the ASSH Central Office by the close of business on April 7, 2014. You must email the following:
Your completed grant application form in Microsoft Word format
IRB or IACUC documentation (if applicable)
Letter of support from your department chair or division head. The purpose of this letter is to verify that the researcher will have time (as in time away from clinical practice) and enough resources in addition to the grant to complete the project in a timely fashion.
Email all documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
While the grant application form must be in Word format, the supporting documents may be in PDF format.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call (312) 880-1900.
Andrew J. Weiland Medal for Outstanding Research in Hand Surgery
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is pleased to honor the work of hand surgeon and researcher, Dr. Andrew Weiland, with the Andrew J. Weiland Medal for Outstanding Research in Hand Surgery. The medal is awarded annually to a mid-career researcher dedicated to advancing patient care in the field of hand surgery.
The award is a $20,000 unrestricted gift honoring a hand surgeon-scientist who has contributed a body of research that advances the field. The medal recognizes and supports outstanding research in hand surgery in order to continue Weiland’s vision for the field of hand surgery. It is awarded to a mid-career surgeon who is less than 60 years old or a surgeon who is less than 20 years from hand fellowship training. The medal is presented at the ASSH Annual Meeting each year and the winner gives a keynote address.
Nominations and/or applications are now being accepted. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a review manuscript describing the body of research, in the Journal of Hand Surgery format, that may eventually be published if selected. The manuscript must be under 3,000 words.
Applications are due April 7, 2014, and can be submitted in Word format to Sarah Meyer Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on applying for the award, please contact the ASSH Central Office at (312) 880-1900.