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AATS Foundation/WTS Mid-Career Investigator Award (cardiothoracic surgeons | USA, Canada)

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The AATS Foundation/WTS Mid-Career Investigator Award provided by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) supports mid-career female cardiothoracic surgeon scientists who have faced external constraints to professional growth. Potential candidates are expected to also demonstrate previous research experience and a need for funding to advance their careers further. Funding is intended to lead to future applications for larger independent grants by providing preliminary data or foundational work for extramural funding. Therefore, all candidates must articulate their plan for ensuring continued funding for the research career beyond this award. Eligibility requirements:

  • Completed her formal training in cardiothoracic surgery and be certified by the appropriate Thoracic Surgery Board in the United States, Canada, or international equivalent.
  • Must have a current academic or hospital appointment at a US or Canadian institution.
  • Must have completed their cardiothoracic residency no less than 5 years and no longer than 15 years from the application.
  • Must articulate their overall career development plan, describe current barriers to this plan and how this award would help address these barriers towards successful promotion and career advancement.

The grant offers up to 50,000 USD per year for 2 years.

The applications close on July 1, 2024.

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