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Apply for three ACS scholarships by November


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is offering the following three scholarships for 2018 and 2019., each with a November due date.

2018 Faculty Research Fellowships

The American College of Surgeons is offering two-year faculty research fellowships, through the generosity of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of the College, to surgeons entering academic careers in surgery or a surgical specialty. The fellowship is to assist a surgeon in establishing their research program under mentorship, with the goal of transitioning to becoming an independent investigator. Applicants should have demonstrated their potential to work as independent investigators. The fellowship award is $40,000 per year for each of two years, to support the research.

Applications are due by November 1, 2017, and decisions will be made in February 2018.Read the applications requirements and apply at Contact the Scholarships Administrator at with questions.

ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship 2018

The ACS and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) is offering this scholarship, which will be awarded to surgeons specifically working in countries other than the U.S. and Canada to improve the quality of breast cancer surgical services. Preference will be given to applicants from developing nations. The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, provides the scholar with an opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the ASBrS and to visit the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers headquarters in Chicago, IL, to learn about the standards for a breast cancer program/database and the importance of multidisciplinary breast cancer care. The awardee will receive gratis registration to the annual meeting of the ASBrS and to one available postgraduate course at the meeting. Assistance will be provided to obtain preferential housing in an economical hotel in the ASBrS meeting city. Hotel and travel expenses will be the responsibility of the awardee, to be funded from the scholarship award.

Applications are due by November 15, 2017. All applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision in January 2018. Read the application requirements and apply at Contact the International Liaison at with questions.

2019 Traveling Fellowships

The International Relations Committee of the ACS announces the availability of a traveling fellowship in the amount of $10,000 each to Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), one to Germany, and one to Japan. They are intended to encourage international exchange of information concerning surgical science, practice, and education and to establish professional and academic collaborations and friendships. The Traveling Fellows are required to spend a minimum of two to three weeks in the country that they visit. The dates and locations are as follows:

 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Bangkok, Thailand (May 6–10, 2019)

 Germany Society of Surgery, Munich (March 26–29, 2019)

 Japan Surgical Society, Osaka (April 18–20, 2019)

The closing date for receipt of completed applications for all three destinations is November 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified by March 2018. Read the application requirements and apply at Contact the International Liaison at with any questions.

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