The AATS Foundation's Marc R. de Leval Fellowship is for North American cardiothoracic and thoracic surgeons who have recently completed a congenital heart surgery fellowship. This fellowship allows recipients to spend four to six weeks studying congenital heart surgery clinical techniques at an institution in UK/Europe while developing relationships with international congenital heart surgeons. Applicants must have secured an institutional assignment and note the training period within their application. Funded and administered by the AATS Foundation, this program provides an award of $10,000 to one recipient each year to defray travel and living expenses while abroad. Additionally, recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the AATS Annual Meeting.
A number of AATS host surgeons/institutions have partnered with the Foundation on this initiative:
Please note, applicants are still able to identify a different host of their choosing, if preferred, within the application.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for consideration:
Candidates are required to upload the following items with their formal online application:
The AATS Foundation's review committee will evaluate 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 the Marc R. de Leval Fellowship program founders.