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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

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

Surgical Investigator Program

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

Annual Meeting Program

C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum

  • Specialty: Research

Member for a Day

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty

Resident Case Report Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty

Perioperative Team-Based Care Poster Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 31, 2022

Resident Poster Competition

  • Specialty: Multi-specialty
  • Deadline: January 31, 2022

Career Development Award

AATS Foundation Equity Award

  • 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

Sir Magdi Yacoub International Mentored Career Development Award

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

Fellowship

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

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

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

Marc R. de Leval Fellowship

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

Lectureship

AATS Foundation Cohn Lectureship

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

AATS Foundation Gardner Lectureship

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

Research Grant

AATS Foundation Research Scholarship

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

Alain Carpentier Honoring Our Mentors Program

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

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

Surgical Investigator Awards

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

Surgical Investigator Program

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

AATS Foundation/WTS Mid-Career Investigator Award

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

Scholarship

Summer Intern Scholarship

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

Medical Student Diversity Scholarship

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

Training Program or Course

Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship

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

Cardiac Surgical Robotics Program

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

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program

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

Academic Award

Academic Excellence Award

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