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AATS & AATS Foundation Scholarship Programs

AATS and AATS Foundation programs are advancing innovation in cardiothoracic surgery around the world. Some have been in effect for decades, others have been added over time. The Association and Foundation have been a major force in the field, reaching surgeons from six continents. Fellowships and research scholarships bring the community of cardiothoracic surgeons together and create bonds that last lifetimes. Below is a complete listing of research and educational programs available. You may also use our search feature to filter program opportunities.

Flagship Program

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

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

Annual Meeting Program

Resident Poster Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: October 31, 2023
  • Deadline: February 5, 2024

Resident Case Report Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Opens: October 31, 2023
  • Deadline: February 6, 2024

Annual Meeting Travel Awards

  • Specialty: Cardiac
  • Opens: February 1, 2024
  • Deadline: March 15, 2024

Career Development Award

AATS Foundation Equity Award

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

Sir Magdi Yacoub International Mentored Career Development Award

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

Fellowship

Emerging Thoracic Surgical Oncologist Fellowship

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

Advanced Valve Disease Educational Fellowship

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

Aldo R. Castañeda Fellowship

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

Denton A. Cooley Fellowship

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

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

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

F. Griffith Pearson Fellowship

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

International Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery

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

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

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

Marc R. de Leval Fellowship

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

Matthew Gerdisch Fellowship in Arrhythmia Surgery

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

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

Lectureship

AATS Foundation Gardner Lectureship

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

AATS Foundation Lawrence H. Cohn Lectureship

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

Research Grant

AATS Foundation/WTS Mid-Career Investigator Award

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

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

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

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

Scholarship

Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

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

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

Training Program or Course

Cardiac Surgical Robotics Program

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

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

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

Academic Award

Academic Excellence Award

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty