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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 Equity Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

AATS Foundation Research Scholarship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

James L. Cox Fellowship in Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Matthew Gerdisch Fellowship in Arrhythmia Surgery

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Surgical Investigator Program

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Research
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Valerie Rusch Mentored Career Development Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: December 15, 2022

Leadership Academy

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 3, 2023

For Medical Students

Summer Intern Scholarship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Member for a Day

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 15, 2023

For Mid-Career Surgeons

AATS Foundation Equity Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: December 15, 2022

For Residents

Alain Carpentier Honoring Our Mentors Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Cardiac Surgical Resident Investigator Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

David J. Sugarbaker Surgical Resident Investigator Award

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: December 15, 2022

Member for a Day

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 15, 2023

Resident Case Report Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 31, 2023

Resident Poster Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 31, 2023

For Fellows

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

  • Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm on 12/8/2022
  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Deadline: December 9, 2022

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: December 15, 2022

Resident Case Report Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 31, 2023

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

Academic Excellence Award

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

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.

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Thoracic Surgery Training Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: TBA

For Medical Students

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

For Mid-Career Surgeons

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

For Residents

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

For Fellows

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

For Perioperative/Team-Based Care Professional

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

Recent Donors

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