The American College of Surgeons is offering some guest international scholarships. Since 1968, the American College of Surgeons has offered these scholarships to outstanding young surgeons from countries other than the United States and Canada, who have demonstrated strong interests and accomplishments in teaching and research. Applications are now being accepted for the International Guest Scholarships for the year 2016. The closing date for receipt of applications and all supporting documentation is 1st July 2015.
Each scholarship offers a stipend of $10,000 US, participation in the Clinical Congress, and the expectation of visits to several US and Canadian clinical and research sites of the Scholar’s Choice. A mentor will be assigned to assist the Scholar to plan his or her tour.
You can find further details from the American College of Surgeons website.
Also, the International Relations Committee announces the Community Surgeons Travel Awards programme (CSTA) for 2016. This award assists international surgeons to attend the annual Clinical Congress, but places less emphasis upon their academic and publication achievement for eligibility and is open to a greater age range. This programme offers a stipend of $4,000 and includes attendance and participation at Clinical Congress, gratis admission to several postgraduate courses and a mentor to provide advice. The application deadline is 1st July 2015 for Year 2016 awardees.
Programme requirements and the online application form for CSTA may be accessed from the American College of Surgeons website.