The purpose of the American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship is to support and encourage gifted young surgeons who choose careers in investigation and academic surgery. Fellows will be supported in an initial year; the Fellowship can be renewed by review of the Fellowship Committee for a succeeding year. During the Fellowship years, the Awardee should have a primary role in research and teaching. It is expected that the Fellow will have a faculty position following the Fellowship in the Department of Surgery of the sponsoring institution.
An applicant for an American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America or Canada and have an M.D. or equivalent medical degree. The applicant must have completed an ACGME approved residency in general surgery or a surgical specialty and hold a faculty appointment in an accredited medical school or a similar medical institution. The application for the Fellowship must be submitted within five years from the time that the applicant has completed their residency. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who have previously had relevant research experience. All candidates must have completed an NIH certified course in Research Ethics or plan to do so within the first year of the Fellowship award. The American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship is a career development award and is meant to support young investigators who have not been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Acceptance of other career development or fellowship awards such as the NIH K08 Career Development Award or the American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant precludes application for the American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship.
The application should be completed by the applicant, the sponsor, and the department chairman. An institutional statement on welfare of animals and protection of human subjects must be attested by an appropriate officer of the applicant's institution.
Please note that only online applications will be considered.
Applications must be completed online no later than June 15.
Sponsor and Department Chairman
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