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Apply for ACS Foundation-Supported Claude H. Organ, MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the ACS, supports the unfunded mandates of the College. These are programs and projects that are not part of the annual College budget and include scholarships and research fellowships, such as the Claude H. Organ Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship.

The Organ Traveling Fellowship was established as an endowment through the ACS Foundation to provide funding for an annual fellowship to be awarded to an outstanding young surgeon from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association.

The fellowship, in the amount of $5,000, enables a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow under age 45 who is a member of one of the aforementioned societies to attend an educational meeting or make an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice, tailored to his or her research interests.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 3, with decisions to be made by August 2019. The full requirements for the Claude H. Organ Traveling Fellowship are available on the ACS website. Questions and application materials should be submitted to the attention of the ACS Scholarships Administrator at

To provide support for this and other ACS programs, donate online to the ACS Foundation by filling out a simple form. Read more about the programs the Foundation supports.