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International Trainee Scholarships 2014 (ITS)

American Thoracic Society
2014 International Trainee Scholarships (ITS)
(Formerly the International Trainee Travel Award - ITTA)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline: **Extended**
Friday, February 28, 2014

The International Lung Health and Membership Committees of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) are pleased to announce the availability of the ATS International Trainee Scholarships (ITS), to provide scholarship support for international trainees to attend the ATS International Conference in San Diego, California, May 2014. Each ITS includes a certificate of achievement, a cash scholarship determined by the awardees’ country of origin and level of training, and a one year ATS In-Training Membership commencing on 1 July 2014. Each scholarship is intended to support expenses related to attending the ATS International Conference including registration, accommodations and related daily costs such as meals and local transportation.

An eligible applicant for the ITS will be an author/co-author on an abstract(s) accepted for presentation at the ATS 2014 International Conference, and who meets the requirements listed below. The scholarships will be based upon merit including the quality of science in the accepted abstract, the contribution of the trainee to the work in the accepted abstract, and likelihood of future contributions to the field. These scholarships are made possible through support from the American Thoracic Society.

The purpose of the International Trainee Scholarships is to interest international trainees in active membership in the American Thoracic Society. At the 2014 International Conference, trainees will be exposed to the state of the art in basic and clinical research and practice of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. In addition to these educational opportunities, trainees will be able to participate in the ATS Assemblies and network with global leaders in all respiratory related scientific and medical fields.

DEADLINE:  **Extended**: Friday, February 28, 2014

Application requirements for the ATS International Trainee Scholarships are as follows:

  1. Eligible Applicant will be a Trainee who is not at a U.S. or Canadian program at the time of application and not a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
  2. Eligible applicants are trainees who are residents, fellows (holders of MD or PhD degrees) or equivalent, and with a preference given to those who have never attended the International Conference and had not previously received an International Trainee Scholarship (previously ITTA) or other ATS scholarship support.
  3. Eligible Applicant must be an author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the ATS International Conference. The work in the abstract should not have been performed in a US or Canadian training program.
  4. Eligible Applicants must complete the online application and attach all necessary supporting documents by February 28, 2014 using the application link below. When completing the online application, all applicants will need to upload the necessary documents (in PDF format) within the online application. Your supporting documents will be attached to your application automatically. The necessary supporting documents are:
    • Abstract - accepted for presentation at the ATS International Conference.
    • CV (limited to 1 page - based on career aspects of work in accepted IC abstract).
  5. Awardees must be able to attend the International Scholars Poster Colloquium and Discussion on May 17, 11:00am - 4:00pm and their respective ATS assembly business meetings.

Your online application with supporting documentation must be submitted by February 28, 2014

Sincerely,

Gustavo Matute-Bello, M.D., Chair
International Health Committee

Application Guidelines

PURPOSE

The goals of the International Trainee Scholarships (ITS) of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) are: to provide trainees from outside the US and Canada with an opportunity to present their research at the ATS International Conference (IC); to create opportunities for interactions between international trainees and other scientists in their area of research; and to encourage the trainees to become full members of ATS, with active participation in their assemblies.

CRITERIA

  1. The applicant must be an author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2014 ATS International Conference. The work in the abstract should not have been performed at a US or Canadian institution.
  2. At the time of the application, the applicant must be a trainee who is a resident, fellow (holders of MD or PhD degrees) or equivalent, at a program located outside of the United States and Canada.
  3. The applicant must NOT be a citizen of the United States or Canada.
  4. The applicant must NOT be the recipient of another travel award at the 2014 ATS International Conference.

PROCEDURE

  1. Applicant must complete the ATS-ITS Application online and attach the required supporting documents within the application by Friday, February 28, 2014.

Each applicant will receive a notification email when his/her application has been received.
Please note instructions below, you will receive an email only when your application has been completed using the online application process. 

An applicant must:

  1. Complete the online ATS-ITS Application.
  2. Attach required supporting documents (in PDF format) within the online application. Your supporting documents will be attached to your application automatically.  The necessary supporting documents are as follows:
    • Abstract - accepted for presentation at the ATS International Conference.
    • 2. CV (limited to 1 page - based on career aspects of work in accepted IC abstract).

Applications are complete and will be accepted ONLY if:

  1. One abstract is uploaded per application. ONLY 1 per application.
  2. All supporting documents must be uploaded as PDF documents.
  3. Each supporting document must be uploaded separately as a single PDF document, no other formats (*doc, *gif, *jpeg, etc.) will be accepted.  An application will not be considered complete if multiple PDF documents are uploaded as one document (i.e. multiple abstracts are uploaded as one PDF document)
  4. Application must be submitted by Friday, February 28, 2014, 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, United States. No late applications will be accepted. The ATS-ITS Application will close at this time.
  5. The application system will not allow you to submit incomplete applications.

Please submit any questions you may have to ITSAwards@thoracic.org