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International Grants and Scholarships

International Visiting Scholarships (IVS)

Every year, the AAO-HNSF offers a limited number of scholarships to junior academics from developing countries in order to attend the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience and participate in an academic observership at a U.S. otolaryngology department or institution (arranged independently by the candidate). The IVS is open to all candidates who meet the eligibility requirements.  Additional IVS opportunities exist with specific eligibility criteria to promote Academy participation from a given nationality, sex, or subspecialty.  The following "specialized" IVS grants are available in 2018:

  • The American Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage International Visiting Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons with Indian citizenship who reside in India.
  • Antonio De la Cruz, MD International Visiting Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons with citizenship of a country located in Latin America, and reside in said region.
  • Baxiram S. and Kankuben B. Gelot International Visiting Scholarship
    • Eligibility: International otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon.
  • Dr. Dinesh and Pravina Mehta International Visiting Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons with Indian citizenship who reside in India.
  • Eiji Yanagisawa, MD International Visiting Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Meritorious international otolaryngologist (of a country other than the US or Canada)—head and neck surgeon.
  • IVS for Koreans
    • Eligibility: Otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons with Korean citizenship who reside in Korea. 
  • IVS for Saudis
    • Eligibility: Otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons with Saudi citizenship who reside in Saudi Arabia. Sponsored by Abdulrahman Hagr, MBBS FRCS(c).
  • IVS for South Africans
    • Eligibility: Otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons with South African citizenship who reside in South Africa. Sponsored by Eugene N. Myers, MD, FRCS Edin (Hon).
  • Nancy L. Snyderman, MD, International Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Meritorious international female otolaryngologist.
  • Roy R. Casiano, MD International Visiting Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons with citizenship of a country located in Latin America.

Each grant of US $2,000 will not fully cover the expenses of attending the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience and the observership. The grant includes a waiver for AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience registration fees and a one-year trial membership of the AAO-HNS. The grantee will bear all other costs.

Applications can be accessed HERE and are due by April 15. To learn more, email international@entnet.org.

AAO-HNSF Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Awards

The AAO-HNS Foundation supports otolaryngologists around the world who demonstrate a unique commitment to the specialty as part of our continued effort to foster a global otolaryngology community. 

The AAO-HNSF Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD International Public Service and Humanitarian Awards recognize the achievements of non-U.S. otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons. The Awards are in fulfillment of the AAO-HNSF’s aim to foster a global otolaryngology community, and made possible through the generosity of Nikhil J. Bhatt, MD, a longtime advocate of AAO-HNSF international affairs. In order to apply for either award, candidates must either self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague and/or associate.

This program has two distinct awards:

  • The Public Service Award is conferred on an international otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon whose efforts, achievements, and contributions have advanced the otolaryngology specialty.
  • The Humanitarian Award recognizes the efforts of an international otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon who has given freely of his/her professional skills to persons who otherwise cannot, physically or financially, receive them. 

We are accepting nominations until April 15. Nomination forms can be accessed HERE

International Travel Grant to Annual Meeting

Are you a non-U.S. junior faculty member now studying in the U.S.A. or Canada? You may be eligible for one of five grants of up to $1,000 each to attend the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience℠. These grants are not available to citizens of the U.S.A. or Canada or to foreign nationals studying outside the U.S.A. Each grant of US $1,000 will not fully cover the expenses of attending the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience℠ and the observership. The grant includes a waiver for AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience℠ registration fees and a one-year trial membership of the AAO-HNS.

Applications can be accessed HERE and are due by May 1. To learn more, email international@entnet.org.