Resident and Minority Travel Awards to Attend ATS 2012
ATS Resident Travel Award (RTA) Program
The ATS Resident Travel Award (RTA) program for internal medicine and pediatric residents is aimed at increasing physician workforce numbers in clinical and research careers in pulmonary, critical care and/or sleep medicine by providing an opportunity to attend the annual ATS International Conference. Each RTA awardee will receive a certificate of achievement, a travel stipend in the amount of $1000, complimentary Trainee conference registration and one year’s Trainee Membership. The RTA program is supported by an educational grant from Merck.
Applicants for an ATS Resident Travel Award MUST:
- Be an internal medicine or pediatric resident who has not been accepted by an adult or pediatric pulmonary, critical care, and/or sleep fellowship program
- Declare an interest in a career in adult or pediatric pulmonary, critical care and/or sleep medicine
- Attend the ATS International Conference to receive the award where he/she will be identified with a ribbon recognizing the honor
- Not be a recipient of the RTA in the previous year
Additional consideration will be given to applicants who are authors on abstracts accepted for presentation or are presenters at sessions programmed for the ATS International Conference.
For more information about the resident travel award please visit our website at http://thoracic.org/education/career-development/travel-award-opportunities/rta.php or contact Elizabeth Guzman, coordinator of education projects and COI management, at ATS-RTA@thoracic.org or (212) 315-8627.
Minority Trainee Travel Award (MTTA)
The Minority Trainee Travel Award (MTTA) is designed to support travel for trainees of underrepresented minority backgrounds (as defined below) to attend the ATS International Conference. Each MTTA awardee will receive a certificate of achievement, a travel stipend in the amount of $1425, and one year’s ATS Trainee Membership. Awardees are honored and presented with the award at the Diversity Forum at the ATS International Conference.
- Applicant must be a member of an underrepresented minority, as defined by the National Institute of Health (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander).
- Applicant must not be a recipient of another travel award to the ATS International Conference.
- Applicant must be a trainee (high school through post-doctoral fellow) at an institution in the United States.
- Applicant must be an author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the ATS International Conference. Please note that we are not accepting case reports.
- Only one trainee should be nominated per mentor.
Applications will be available soon.
For more information about the MTTA please visit our website at: http://thoracic.org/education/career-development/travel-award-opportunities/mtta.php or contact Elizabeth Guzman, coordinator of education projects and COI management, at ATS-MTTA@thoracic.org or (212) 315-8627.
The application deadline has been extended to March 9th for both awards.