SVS International Scholars Program for Young Vascular Surgeons, USA 2014

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Applications are invited for international scholarships to undertake postgraduate programme. Four scholarships will be awarded to international students (outside North America). The International Scholars Program provides scholarships to qualified young vascular surgeons between the ages of 35 to 40. Winning scholars receive a $5,000 stipend, which is presented during the International Forum on June 17, 2015, to defray travel costs and living expenses associated with the trip. Applications must be submitted by June 14, 2014.. Winning scholars are expected to spend approximately two weeks in the US to visit various universities and clinics and attend the 2015 Vascular Annual Meeting, to be held June 18-20, in Chicago. Working with a mentor, the scholar will visit clinical, teaching and research programs. Visits may be scheduled prior to the Vascular Annual Meeting, post meeting, or a combination of both. Scholars will work with mentors to schedule activities.. International scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: International scholarships are available for studying vascular surgery.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicant must be a graduate of a school of medicine.
· Applicant must be a graduate of a school of medicine.
· Applicants must be at least 35 years old but no older than 40 on the date that the completed application is filed.
· Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location. Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice, teaching, or research for a minimum of one year at the intended permanent location, following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
· Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and/or research in accordance with the standards of the applicant’s country.
· Applicants whose careers are in the developing stage are deemed more suitable than those who are serving in senior academic appointments.
· Applicants must submit a completed application form. The application and accompanying materials must be in English.
· Applicants must provide a list of all of their publications and must submit three complete publications (reprints or manuscripts) of their choice from that list.
· Applicants must submit letters of recommendation from three of their colleagues. One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold academic appointment, or a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery residing in their country. The chair’s or the member’s letter is to include a specific statement detailing the nature and extent of the teaching and other academic involvement of the applicant
· Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae of no more than 10 pages.
· Applicants must submit a photograph.
· The International Scholars Program must be used in the year for which it is designated. It may not be postponed.
· An unsuccessful applicant may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting new application form, together with new supporting documentation.
Benefits of the scholarship: Winning scholars receive a $5,000 stipend, which is presented during the International Forum on June 17, 2015, to defray travel costs and living expenses associated with the trip.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Four scholarships will be awarded.

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