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International Trainee Scholarships (ITS)

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About the ITS Awards

The International Health and Membership Committees of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) are pleased to announce the availability of the ATS International Trainee Scholarships (ITS), to provide scholarship support for international trainees to attend the ATS International Conference.

Each ITS award includes a certificate of achievement, a cash scholarship determined by the awardees' country of origin and level of training, and a one year free ATS In-Training Membership, as well as an invitation to attend the International Scholars Poster Colloquium and Discussion during the conference. For awardees whom are current active ATS Members, you will receive one additional year membership. Each scholarship is intended to support expenses related to attending the ATS International Conference including registration, accommodations and related daily costs such as meals and local transportation.

The goals of the International Trainee Scholarship Awards are:

  • Provide financial support to attend ATS International Conference where trainees will be exposed to state of the art clinical research and practice of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. 
  • Provide international trainees from outside the US and Canada with the opportunity to present their research during the ATS International Conference.
  • Help develop interest and continued active membership and participation within the ATS, and to encourage active participation within their assemblies.
  • Create opportunities for interactions between international trainees and other scientists in their area of research.
  • Provide access to all additional activities the ATS International Conference has to offer.

2021 ITS Updates

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ITS Awards have been modified for the 2021 ATS International Conference to better serve the needs of applicants. Instead of providing travel funding, 2021 ITS Awardees will receive the following:

  • A certificate of achievement.
  • Complimentary conference registration.
  • Complimentary year of ATS membership.

To be eligible for a 2021 ITS Award, the following conditions must be met:

  • Applicant is not a citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Applicant is an author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2021 International Conference.
  • Applicant's work within the abstract was completed at an institution outside the United States or Canada.
  • Applicant is currently a trainee at a program located outside the United States or Canada.
  • Applicant must be available to present their abstract at the virtual International Scholars Poster Colloquium.

The International Scholars Poster Colloquium will be presented Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET US.

Note that not all awardees will be selected to present their abstract, but all applicants must be prepared to do so.

2021 Awardees

Congratulations to the 2021 International Trainee Scholarship awardees! Learn more on the awardee feature page.

Application Process

To submit an ITS Award application, click here to access the OpenWater platform.

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