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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

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

For Medical Students

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For Mid-Career Surgeons

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

For Residents

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

For Fellows

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

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 Gardner Lectureship

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

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

Advanced Valve Disease Educational Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Aldo R. Castañeda Fellowship

  • Specialty: Congenital
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Cardiac Surgical Robotics Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 30, 2022
  • Deadline: November 15, 2022

Chinese Surgeons International Training Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: TBA

Denton A. Cooley Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Emerging Thoracic Surgical Oncologist Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship

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

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

F. Griffith Pearson Fellowship

  • Specialty: Thoracic
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

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

Marc R. de Leval Fellowship

  • Specialty: Congenital
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

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

Sir Magdi Yacoub International Mentored Career Development Award

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

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

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 30, 2022
  • Deadline: November 15, 2022

Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

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

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

AATS Foundation Gardner Lectureship

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

AATS Foundation/WTS Mid-Career Investigator Award

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

Cardiac Surgical Robotics Program

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 30, 2022
  • Deadline: November 15, 2022

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

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

Sir Magdi Yacoub International Mentored Career Development Award

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023

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

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 30, 2022
  • Deadline: November 15, 2022

David J. Sugarbaker Surgical Resident Investigator Award

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

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

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

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

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: September 30, 2022
  • Deadline: November 15, 2022

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

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

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.

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