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Since 1973, the AATS Foundation has supported cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education. Your donation will support the future or cardiothoracic surgery. Individual contributions go directly to Foundation initiatives.

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Open Programs

The AATS or AATS Foundation are currently accepting applications for the following programs.

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For Early Career Surgeons

AATS Foundation Gardner Lectureship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Aldo R. Castañeda Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Congenital
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Denton A. Cooley Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac, Congenital
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

F. Griffith Pearson Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

International Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic Aortic Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Jack A. Roth Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Marc R. de Leval Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Congenital
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Matthew Gerdisch Fellowship in Arrhythmia Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Sir Magdi Yacoub International Mentored Career Development Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

For Medical Students

Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

For Mid-Career Surgeons

AATS Foundation Gardner Lectureship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

AATS Foundation/WTS Mid-Career Investigator Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac, Congenital
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

For Residents

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

International Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic Aortic Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

International Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

Matthew Gerdisch Fellowship in Arrhythmia Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

For Fellows

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 2, 2024

For Perioperative/Team-Based Care Professional

There are no open programs for this audience at this time.

For Senior Surgeons

There are no open programs for this audience at this time.

Upcoming Programs

The AATS or AATS Foundation are not currently accepting applications for the following programs.

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For Early Career Surgeons

AATS Foundation Equity Award

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: The next opening date is being determined.

AATS Foundation Research Scholarship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

Academic Excellence Award

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: TBA

Advanced Valve Disease Educational Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: The next opening date is being determined.

Emerging Thoracic Surgical Oncologist Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: This next opening date is being determined.

James L. Cox Fellowship in Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: The next opening date is being determined.

Surgical Investigator Program

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Research
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

Valerie Rusch Mentored Career Development Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

For Medical Students

Summer Intern Scholarship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

For Mid-Career Surgeons

AATS Foundation Equity Award

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: The next opening date is being determined.

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: The next opening date is being determined.

For Residents

Alain Carpentier Honoring Our Mentors Program

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

Cardiac Surgical Resident Investigator Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

David J. Sugarbaker Surgical Resident Investigator Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

For Fellows

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 12/1/2024
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2024
  • Deadline: December 2, 2024

For Perioperative/Team-Based Care Professional

There are no upcoming programs for this audience at this time.

For Senior Surgeons

There are no upcoming programs for this audience at this time.

Recent Donors

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