be submitted by the persons
making the recommendations.
• The Community Surgeon Travel
Awards must be used in the year
for which they are designated.
They cannot be postponed.
•Awardees are expected to
provide a written report upon
their return home, specifically
focusing on the value of the
visit to the awardee and the
potential beneficial effect to
patients in the country of origin.
• Unsuccessful applicants may
reapply only twice and only by
completing and submitting a new
application together with new
In order to qualify for
consideration by the selection
committee, all of the
requirements must be fulfilled.
All applications for the year
2020 and all the supporting
documentation must be
received by the International
Liaison prior to July 1, 2019,
in order for an applicant to
receive consideration by the
selection committee. Supporting
materials and questions should
be directed to the International
Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via fax at 312-202-5021.
All applicants will be notified
of the selection committee’s
decision in November 2019.
Applicants are urged to submit
their completed applications and
supporting documents as early
as possible in order to provide
sufficient time for processing. ♦
Apply for 2019 Claude H. Organ, Jr.,
MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship
The family and friends of the late Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr., have established an endowment through
the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation to provide funding for an annual fellowship
to be awarded to an outstanding young surgeon from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the
Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association. The
fellowship, in the amount of $5,000, enables a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow under
age 45 who is a member of one of the aforementioned societies to attend an educational meeting or
make an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice, tailored to his or her research interests.
Past awardees have used their fellowships to develop their careers in creative ways. The
2018 fellow, Fabian M. Johnston, MD, FACS, is developing clinical partnerships for research
(such as clinical trials, translational research, and qualitative studies) to improve the lives
of patients with peritoneal surface malignancies, who would otherwise be committed
to only palliative therapies. He plans to establish a research network between U.S. and
European allies in the fight against these diseases, beginning in Basingstoke, U.K.
The full requirements for the Claude H. Organ Traveling Fellowship are posted at
facs.org/member-services/scholarships/special/organ. The deadline for receipt of all application materials
is June 1, 2019, with decisions to be made by August 2019. Questions and application materials
should be submitted to the attention of the ACS Scholarships Administrator at email@example.com. ♦
These awards, in the amount of $4,000 each, provide international
surgeons with the opportunity to attend and participate fully in
the educational activities of the annual ACS Clinical Congress.