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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

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Advanced Valve Disease Educational Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Aldo R. Castañeda Fellowship

  • Specialty: Congenital
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Denton A. Cooley Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Emerging Thoracic Surgical Oncologist Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

F. Griffith Pearson Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Marc R. de Leval Fellowship

  • Specialty: Congenital
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

For Medical Students

Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

For Mid-Career Surgeons

AATS Foundation Gardner Lectureship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

AATS Foundation/WTS Mid-Career Investigator Award

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

For Residents

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

For Fellows

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022

For Perioperative/Team-Based Care Professional

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: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

AATS Foundation Research Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Academic Excellence Award

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Chinese Surgeons International Training Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: TBA

Jack A. Roth Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

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

James L. Cox Fellowship in Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Matthew Gerdisch Fellowship in Arrhythmia Surgery

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Matthew Gerdisch Fellowship in Arrythmia Surgery

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Surgical Investigator Awards

  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Surgical Investigator Program

  • Specialty: Research
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Thoracic Surgery Training Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: TBA

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Valerie Rusch Mentored Career Development Award

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

For Medical Students

Member for a Day

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: TBA

Summer Intern Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

For Mid-Career Surgeons

AATS Foundation Equity Award

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

For Residents

Alain Carpentier Honoring Our Mentors Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum

  • Specialty: Research
  • Opens: TBA

Cardiac Surgical Resident Investigator Award

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

David J. Sugarbaker Surgical Resident Investigator Award

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

Member for a Day

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: TBA

Resident Case Report Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: TBA

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

For Fellows

Resident Case Report Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: TBA

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: September 1, 2022
  • Deadline: December 1, 2022

For Perioperative/Team-Based Care Professional

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