CATS Travelling Fellowship

Purpose
The goal of this traveling fellowship is to promote interaction and learning between residents and CATS members. The traveling fellow will visit a University-affiliated or academic practice of his/her choosing, for a period of one week, under the sponsorship of a CATS member at the hosting institution. The award is open to any resident in a thoracic surgery residency training program in Canada who is a CATS candidate member in good standing.

Conditions of Award
The 2018 award will be announced publicly at the CATS meeting in St John’s, Newfoundland.

Identification of Host Department and Sponsoring CATS Member
Applicants for the traveling fellowship will identify the institution and CATS member in Canada who would agree to be potential host.

Fellowship Stipend
A stipend of up to $2,500 will be provided to the traveling fellow, to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging, and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed by the Secretary/Treasurer of CATS, upon receipt of the fellow’s written report and summary of expenses.  

Fellowship Application Process and Selection
Applicants must submit a letter outlining their plan for the fellowship as well as a copy of their curriculum vitae.  Recipients will be selected by the CATS Executive Committee based on the submitted nominations. Nominations will be accepted for the annual award from March 1 to April 30, 2018. One award is given out annually and will be presented at the annual CATS meeting.

Reporting Requirement

It is expected that the recipient of the reward will submit a one-page written summary to the CATS Executive and give a short presentation of their activities during their travelling fellowship to the CATS membership at the CATS annual meeting.

Timetable for CATS Traveling Fellowship Award

 March 1 2018 – April 30, 2018  Receipt of Applications
 Sept 2018  Announcement of winner at CATS Annual Meeting

Please send the nomination information to:  

Sean Grondin, CATS President

Sean.grondin@ahs.ca

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