The Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship was established in 1951 by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for the purpose of supporting study within North America by promising young academic cardiothoracic surgeons from outside the region to broaden their overall training and increase international contacts. Since the inception of the Graham Traveling Fellowship, 66 individuals from 30 countries have completed the Fellowship. Successful applicants are provided with $75,000 to offset travel and living costs for their one year of study in the United States.
The Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship Committee will review all applications and select one awardee to be presented to AATS Board of Directors for a final decision. Applications will be graded on all aspects of the award criteria. At the conclusion of their experience, a final report is required for submission to the Foundation prior to the AATS Board of Directors Meeting at the Annual Meeting.