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AAS Fall Courses Travel Grant

Application Due: August 25
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This travel grant aims to increase women and minority participation in academic surgery. The AAS Fall Courses will provide pearls of wisdom and discuss advances in research methods, academic career advancement, grant writing, as well as incorporate interactive sessions where participants can discuss their ideas with academic surgical leaders and network with colleagues.

Six travel awards will be made to residents, fellows, or faculty-level attendees who are female, and or from underrepresented minorities, funded by an NIH R13 grant.

Applicants submit an essay not to exceed 300 words, along with a letter of support (in PDF format) from their chair, program director, or dean of the medical school (or equivalent). The essay should include a general overview of their academic careers and research history, and include reasons why the applicant would benefit from attending the Fall Courses and what he or she hopes to gain from the experience there.

Winner Receives:

  • $1,500 to be used for travel, hotel accommodations, and registration for the 2014 Fall Courses being held October 24-25, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.
  • Complimentary AAS membership for one year

Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the AAS Fall Courses Travel Grants:
Jennifer Beer
Marissa Boeck
Lily Cheng
Priya Dedhia
Carolina Pinzon-Guzman
Molly Wasserman

PreviousAward Winners (2013):
Gerald Gantt, Jr., MD
Hadiza Kazaure, MD
Hari Nathan, MD
Linda Barry, MD
Misty Humphries, MD
Somala Mohammed, MD

Previous Award Winners (2012):
Linda Barry, MD
Gerald Gantt, MD
Misty Humphries, MD
Hadiza Kazaure, MD
Somala Muhammed, MD
Hari Nathan, MD, PhD

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