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International Trainee Scholarships

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! - Opens January 18, 2018 Now Closed

Please note, that all participants submitting abstracts for presentation during the 2018 ATS International Conference will be notified mid-January.

All applicants for the ATS International Trainee Scholarships (ITS) must have submitted and received notification that their abstract was accepted for presentation at ATS 2018 conference before submitting an application for the International Trainee Scholarship.

2018 ATS ITS Cycle:

November 1, 2017 (5 p.m. EST) Abstract Submission Deadline
Mid-January 2018 Abstract Acceptance Notifications Sent
January 18, 2018 ITS Application Open
March 23, 2018 ITS Application Deadline
Now Closed

About the ITS Awards

The International Lung Health and Membership Committees of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) are pleased to announce the availability of the ATS International Trainee Scholarships (ITS), to provide scholarship support for international trainees to attend the ATS International Conference in San Diego, California May 18-23, 2018.

Each ITS award includes a certificate of achievement, a cash scholarship determined by the awardees’ country of origin and level of training, and a one year free ATS In-Training Membership commencing on 1 July 2018, as well as an invitation to attend the International Scholars Poster Colloquium and Discussion during conference. Each scholarship is intended to support expenses related to attending the ATS International Conference including registration, accommodations and related daily costs such as meals and local transportation.

An eligible applicant for the ITS will be an author/co-author on an abstract(s) accepted for presentation at the ATS 2018 International Conference, and who meet the requirements listed below. The scholarships will be based upon merit including the quality of science in the accepted abstract, the contribution of the trainee to the work in the accepted abstract, and likelihood of future contributions to the field. These scholarships are made possible through support from the American Thoracic Society.

The purpose of the International Trainee Scholarships is to help develop interest and continued active membership and participation within the ATS. During the 2018 International Conference, trainees will be exposed to state of the art clinical research and practice of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. In addition to these educational opportunities, trainees will be able to participate in all activities the ATS International Conference has to offer.

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Application Requirements

Eligible Applicant will be a Trainee who is not at a U.S. or Canadian program at the time of application and not a U.S. or Canadian citizen.

  • Eligible applicants are trainees who are residents, fellows (holders of MD or PhD degrees) or equivalent, and with a preference given to those who have never attended the International Conference and had not previously received an International Trainee Scholarship (previously ITTA) or other ATS scholarship support.
  • Eligible Applicant must be an author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the ATS International Conference. The work in the abstract should not have been performed in a US or Canadian training program.
  • Eligible Applicants must complete the online application and attach all necessary supporting documents by the deadline using the application link below. When completing the online application, all applicants will need to upload the necessary documents (in PDF format) within the online

The necessary supporting documents and criteria are:

  1. Abstract - accepted for presentation at the ATS International Conference.
  2. CV (limited to 1 page - based on career aspects of work in accepted IC abstract).
  3. Awardees must attend the International Scholars Poster Colloquium and Discussion and their respective ATS assembly business meetings during the ATS International Conference.

Your online application with supporting documentation must be submitted by March 23, 2018.

Application Guidelines

PURPOSE

The goals of the International Trainee Scholarships (ITS) of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) are: to provide trainees from outside the US and Canada with an opportunity to present their research at the ATS International Conference (IC); to create opportunities for interactions between international trainees and other scientists in their area of research; and to encourage the trainees to become full members of ATS, with active participation in their assemblies.

CRITERIA

  • The applicant must be an author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the ATS 2018 International Conference. The work in the abstract should NOT have been performed at a US or Canadian institution.
  • At the time of the application, the applicant must be a trainee who is a resident, fellow (holders of MD or PhD degrees) or equivalent, at a program located outside of the United States and Canada.
  • The applicant must NOT be a citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • The applicant must NOT be the recipient of another travel award at the 2018 ATS International Conference.

PROCEDURE

  1. Applicant must complete the ATS-ITS Application online and attach the required supporting documents (PDF Format) within the application by March 23, 2018. 
  2. Each applicant will receive a notification email when his/her application has been submitted.
  3. Please note specific instructions below, you will receive an email only when your application has been completed using the online application process. 

An applicant must:

  • Complete the online ATS-ITS Application.
  • Attach required supporting documents (in PDF format) within the online application. Your supporting documents will be attached to your application automatically. The necessary supporting documents are as follows:
    • Abstract - accepted for presentation at the ATS International Conference.
    • CV (limited to 1 page - based on career aspects of work in accepted IC abstract).

Applications are complete and will be accepted ONLY if:

  • One abstract uploaded per application. ONLY 1 per application.
  • All supporting documents must be uploaded as PDF documents. Supporting documents should be saved with the applicant’s last name only.
  • Each supporting document must be uploaded separately as a single PDF document, no other formats (*doc, *gif, *jpeg, etc.) will be accepted. An application will not be considered complete if multiple PDF documents are uploaded as one document (i.e. multiple abstracts are uploaded as one PDF document)
  • Application must be submitted by March 23, 2018 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, United States. No late applications will be accepted. The ATS-ITS Application will close at this time.
  • The application system will not allow you to submit incomplete applications.

Please submit any questions you may have to ITSAwards@thoracic.org

Best regards,

Gustavo Matute-Bello
Chair, International Trainee Scholarship Awards