The AATS Foundation Sir Magdi Yacoub International Mentored Career Development Award provides grants to international cardiac surgeons to support clinical observational training, translational research, and the opportunity to have a visiting cardiac surgeon-mentor provide training, education, or research support at the award recipient’s home institution.
Acceptance into the program will include participation in all three of the following activities:
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.
To disseminate science and practice in cardiac surgery. This award is designed to have a significant impact on the specialty, with the selected awardee sharing their findings upon completion of the program.
A number of AATS host surgeons, several of whom trained with Sir Magdi Yacoub, have partnered with the AATS Foundation on this initiative. Interested applicants also have the option to select their own host institution with approval from host. If selecting host institution outside of suggested host sponsors, applicant is required to contact program of their choice and obtain a letter of agreement from host surgeon to be submitted with their application. Potential hosts are listed below.
Practicing cardiac surgeons or those enrolled in cardiac surgery training program. The program strongly encourages applicants from low – and middle income countries.
Candidates are required to upload the following items with their online application:
The AATS Foundation’s review committee will review all applications and notify candidates of a final decision. Applications will be graded on all aspects of the award criteria. At the conclusion of the fellowship, a final report is required to be submitted to the Foundation Board of Directors and any publications emanating from the research must include acknowledgment of the award.