The AATS Foundation F. Griffith Pearson Fellowship provides an educational experience for general thoracic surgeons who have recently completed their residency or fellowship to spend a focused period of six to eight weeks time studying clinical techniques at a host institution in North America.
The fellowship is funded and administered by the AATS Foundation and provides a grant of $9,000 to successful applicants to defray the cost of their living expenses during the six to eight weeks of training.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
In addition to a formal online application, candidates will be required to upload the following materials:
**Please note that any award payments made to foreign individuals may be subject to federal tax withholding of up to 30% if a recipient is traveling to the United States.
Applications will be reviewed by an AATS Foundation Review Committee. In reviewing applications, the Committee will look at all aspects of the award criteria with special emphasis on the uploaded documents.