Past Traveling Fellowship Awardees

YearTraveling Fellowship AwardTraveling Fellowship AwardeeCity Province
2021Resident - (Virtual) STS Meeting Travel AwardAl Sawalhi, Samer
Jogiat, Uzair
Ednie, Alexander
2019Resident - STS Meeting Travel AwardNayak, RahulHamiltonON
2019Resident - Travelling FellowshipQiabi, MehdiLondonON
2019Staff - Travelling FellowshipTurner, SimonEdmontonAB
2018Staff - Travelling FellowshipScheiman, ColinCalgaryAB
2018Resident - Travelling FellowshipChoi, JamesVancouverBC
2017Resident - Travelling FellowshipCheung, VictoriaCalgaryAB


Call for Traveling Fellowship Resident Applications (STS Partnership)

Due date: April 30

Note: There will be extra flexibility for the timing traveling fellowship so that recepients can manage appropriately duing the COVID-10 pandemic.


The goal of this traveling fellowship is to promote interaction and learning between Canadian residents / fellows and STS 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 STS 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 and STS candidate member in good standing.

Conditions of Award

The award will be announced publicly at the CATS and STS meetings.

Identification of Host Department and Sponsoring CATS Member

Applicants for the traveling fellowship will identify the institution and STS member in North America who would agree to be potential host.

Fellowship Stipend

A stipend of up to $4,000 for each traveling fellow, to defray reasonable costs for travel, lodging, and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed by 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 and the STS Canadian Director based on the submitted nominations. Nominations will be accepted for the annual award from April 1 to June 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 STS and CATS Executive. The recipient will also give a short presentation of their activities during their travelling fellowship at the STS annual meeting (Joint STS/CATS/CSCS Session) and to the CATS membership at the CATS annual meeting.

Timetable for CATS Traveling Fellowship Award

  • Receipt of Applications: March 1 – April 30
  • Announcement of Winner at CATS Annual Meeting: September CATS Meeting
  • Announcement of CATS and CSCS Winners at STS Meeting” January STS Meeting
    Please send the nomination information to:

Andrew Seely, CATS President