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Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship

The family and friends of the late Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, have established an endowment through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation to provide funding for an annual fellowship to be awarded to an outstanding surgeon from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association. This annual award is intended to serve as a lasting memorial to the extraordinary life and work of Dr. Organ. (For information on donating to this fund, please contact the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338 or acsfoundation@facs.org.)

The Organ Traveling Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young surgeon so he or she can 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 successful applicant will receive the sum of $5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray travel and per diem expenses, plus the cost of any courses the awardee may take in association with the award. The Organ Fellow will make his or her own travel arrangements.

View a list of previous awardees.

Applicant Requirements

The Organ Fellowship is available to a U.S. or Canadian member of the ACS in any of the surgical specialties who meets the following requirements:

  • Is a member of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association
  • Is a Fellow or Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Is no more than 45 years of age on the date the application is filed

How to Apply

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACS leadership has decided to defer this scholarship until 2022. This page will be updated in the future when new applications are being considered for 2022. Updates will be provided as soon as more information is available.

Questions may be submitted to scholarships@facs.org.

One awardee will be selected, and all applicants are expected to be notified of the outcome of the selection process by July 31, 2021.