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Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS Traveling Mentorship Fellowship

Deadline is May 15, 2019

The colleagues and friends of Dr. Gerald B. Healy have established funding for an annual mentoring fellowship program in his honor.

Mentorship is one of the hallmarks of academic and professional success. This program is intended to help young surgeons develop new ideas, innovative approaches, and well-informed attitudes about safety, quality and professionalism via visits to successful mentors. The Gerald B. Healy Traveling Mentorship Fellowship will be used to help a U.S./Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellows visit and engage with one or more successful mentors. The award, in the amount of $5,000, will be used by the traveling fellow to cover travel and per diem costs incurred and subsidize lost revenue from days away from clinical duties.

For full details, please see:

Applications are due no later than 15 May via email to the
Scholarships Administrator: scholarships@facs.org


2019 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS Traveling Fellowship

Deadline is June 3, 2019

The family and friends of the late Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr., have established an endowment through the American College of Surgeons 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 above 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.

Past awardees have used their fellowships to develop their careers in creative ways. The most recent fellow, Dr. Fabian M. Johnston (2018) began to develop a research network between U.S. and European allies in the fight to improve the lives of patients who would otherwise be committed to only palliative therapies.

The full requirements for the Claude H. Organ Traveling Fellowship are posted at http://www.facs.org/memberservices/organ.html.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is 3 June 2019, with decisions to be made by August 2019.

Questions and application materials should be submitted to the attention of the ACS Scholarships Administrator: kearly@facs.org


George H.A. Clowes, Jr., MD, FACS,
Memorial Research Career Development Award

Deadline is August 1, 2019

This award is offered through the generosity of The Clowes Fund, Inc., of Indianapolis, Indiana. Its purpose is to provide support for the research of a promising young surgical investigator. The award consists of a stipend of $45,000 for each of five years and is not renewable thereafter.

The award is restricted to a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow of the College who is a general surgeon. The Scholarships Committee will look preferentially upon applicants who have received investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed, federally funded research awards (for example, NIH R01/K08/K23, VA Merit Review and Canadian Institutes of Health Research grants). The closing date for receipt of completed applications and all related documents is August 1, 2019.

The application form may be accessed online at:

Questions may be addressed to the Scholarships Administrator: scholarships@facs.org