The International Relations Committee of
the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announces
the availability of the ACS Traveling Fellowship to Japan.
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 scholarship is available to a Fellow
of the American College of Surgeons
in most of the surgical specialties who
meets the following requirements:
- Has a major interest and
accomplishment in basic science,
clinical/translational science, or health
services research related to surgery
- Holds a current full-time
academic appointment in
Canada or the United States
- Is under 50 years of age on the date the
application is filed
- Is enthusiastic, personable, and
possesses good communication skills
The Fellow is required to spend a
minimum of two weeks in Japan.
- To attend and participate in the
annual meeting of the Japan Surgical
Society, which will be held in Yokohama, Japan, April 27–29, 2017
- To attend the Japan ACS Chapter
meeting during that congress
- To visit at least two medical centers (other
than the annual meeting city) in Japan
before or after the annual meeting of
the Japan Surgical Society to lecture
and to share clinical and scientific
expertise with the local surgeons
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.
He or she must meet all travel and living
expenses. Senior Japan Surgical Society
and Japan ACS 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 his or her own travel arrangements
in North America, as this makes
available to him or her reduced fares and
travel packages for travel in Japan.
The American College of Surgeons International
Relations Committee will
select the Fellow after review and
evaluation of the final applications. A
personal interview may be requested
prior to the final selection.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is November 16, 2015. The successful applicant and an alternate will be selected and notified by March 2016.
Please send applications for this scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
2017 Japan Traveling Fellowship Brochure
2017 Traveling Fellowships Application