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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

We currently offer a wealth of surgical research and travel scholarships and fellowships for Fellows, international surgeons, Associate Fellows, and Resident members. These programs offer intriguing opportunities for you to sharpen your skills.

ACS scholarships are funded by the generous donations of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of the College. Membership in the College is an eligibility requirement for all the opportunities for domestic (U.S. and Canada) surgeons. International opportunities do not require ACS membership; even so, more than 50 percent of awardees become International Fellows.

We invite you to find out more about how the College can help you advance your surgical career through one of these exciting programs. Please contact the Scholarships Administrator at to request a list of all ACS Scholars, Fellows, and Awardees.

Scholarships for International Surgeons

Traveling Fellowships for U.S. and Canadian Fellows

Health Policy Scholarships

Research Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

Scholarships for Residents

Special Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships

Clowes Award Deadline

The deadline to apply for the George H. A. Clowes, Jr., MD, FACS, Memorial Research Career Development Award is quickly approaching. The award provides support for the research of a promising young surgical investigator. All application materials are due Monday, August 3.

  Apply for the Clowes Award

Resident Research Scholarships

The ACS is offering two-year resident research scholarships. All application materials for the ACS Resident Research Scholarships are due September 1.

  Learn more about Resident Research Scholarships

IGS in the News

Dr. Tabiri

International Guest Scholarships are big news!  Read the article about the experiences of 2014 IGS Dr. Steven Tabiri (Ghana).

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2013 Claude H. Organ Recipient

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, FACS, reports on her experience as the 2013 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Memorial Traveling Fellowship recipient. Her traveling fellowship brought her to India to explore various aspects of their health care system.

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2014 Traveling Fellow to Germany

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS documents his experience as the 2014 ACS Traveling Fellow to Germany. He attended the 131st Congress of the GSS in Berlin and six medical centers throughout Germany to gain a broader understanding of surgical training and education in Germany, a deeper knowledge of its national health care system, and to observe multidisciplinary cancer care and clinical trial infrastructure.

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