The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage international exchange of surgical scientific information. The ACS Traveling Fellow will visit Japan, and a Japanese Traveling Fellow will visit North America.
The Fellow is required to spend a minimum of two weeks in Japan.
The academic and geographic aspects of the itinerary would be finalized in consultation and mutual agreement between the Fellow and designated representatives of the Japan Surgical Society and the Japan ACS Chapter. The surgical centers to be visited would depend to some extent on the special interests and expertise of the Fellow and his or her previously established professional contacts with surgeons in Japan.
His or her spouse is welcome to accompany the successful applicant. There will be opportunities for social interaction, in addition to professional activities.
The College will provide the sum of $10,000 U.S. to the successful applicant who will also be exempted from registration fees for the annual meeting of the Japan Surgical Society.
The awardee must meet all travel and living expenses. Senior Japan Surgical Society and ACS Japan Chapter representatives will consult with the Fellow about the centers to be visited in Japan, the local arrangements for each center, and other advice and recommendations about travel schedules. The Fellow is to make their own travel arrangements in North America, because doing so will allow them to take advantage of reduced fares and travel packages for travel in Japan.
Open call for applications is in September. The deadline to apply is November 15. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process in January.
Additional documents and questions are to be directed to the Scholarships Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or Scholarships Administrator, American College of Surgeons, 633 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago, IL 60611-3295.