At the time the grant application is submitted, the applicant must be a:
Medical Student Member of the American College of Surgeons(ACS) enrolled in a medical school located in the state of Virginia for at least 1 year prior to application.
Resident Member of the American College of Surgeons and the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons(VA-ACS) who, at the time of application, has completed at least 1 year of residency in an accredited surgical training program (any specialty) in the state of Virginia.
The VA-ACS encourages diversity of applicants and institutions; only in exceptional circumstances will more than one scholarship be granted in a single year to applicants from the same institution.
A faculty member co-author of the study accepted for presentation must be a member of the ACS and the VA-ACS.
Submit a 250-maximum word abstract that has been accepted for presentation at an American College of Surgeons sponsored meeting, such as the Annual Clinical Congress or the American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference.
A written request for an amount up to $500 to include the following:
Applicant and faculty co-author proof of membership in the ACS and VA-ACS
Proof of abstract acceptance for presentation at an eligible scientific meeting
A letter from the Chair of Surgery at the applicant’s institution expressing commitment to match the amount awarded and to apply the funds toward registration, transportation, and lodging fees for the awardee to attend the meeting.
The awardee must present the abstract at a Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual meeting within 1 year of receiving the award.
The awardee will be selected by the VA-ACS Research and Scholarship Committee. Award money will be submitted from the VA-ACS to the Department of Surgery at the awardee’s institution.