International Visiting Scholarship (IVS) Program
The 2023 IVS Program is now closed. Awardees will be announced in early June. The 2024 IVS Program will open in late January 2024.
Every year, the AAO-HNSF offers a limited number of scholarships to junior academics from outside the United States 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.
Unless otherwise stated, all International Visiting Scholarships are for international otolaryngologists in full-time junior faculty academic positions, under 40 years of age on October 1, (OR within the first eight years of professional practice after residency or fellowship training).
The following are NOT eligible for these grants:
• Citizens of the U.S. or of countries deemed ineligible by the terms of the award
• Foreign nationals who have previously attended an AAO–HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
• Individuals who are in residency training
• Individuals who have previously received an IVS scholarship from AAO–HNSF
The following IVS grants are available in 2023:
Each grant of USD $2,000 is not expected to 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 membership in the AAO-HNS. The grantee will bear all other costs.
IVS: Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in applying for an International Visiting Scholarship (IVS). Here are some questions and answers, but if you have more questions, please email [email protected] and we will be glad to help.
International Observership Directory
The AAO-HNS is not affiliated with the medical institutions in the United States. All IVS applicants are responsible for arranging their own observership. Click here to access a list of some U.S. otolaryngology organizations or departments that may offer international observerships. Institutions have different eligibility requirements, so please contact each institution directly for more information
U.S. otolaryngology institutions that wish to be included on the list or update their information, please contact [email protected].