DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Purpose: The ANA established the International Outreach Travel Scholarship (IOTS) in recognition of the shared goal among neurologists worldwide to reduce the burden of neurological disease through research, education, clinical care, and advocacy. The IOTS is awarded to two (2) ANA members and provides the recipients with the opportunity to work in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the upcoming academic year.
The IOTS provides reimbursement up to but not to exceed $5,000 for roundtrip airfare, country entry, medical evacuation, and repatriation insurance (if institutional insurance is unavailable), visas, medical license, accommodations, and local transport during an abroad rotation, and/or vaccinations/travel-related medications.
Eligible applicants: ANA members who are neurology residents, fellows or junior faculty who are within the first three years from the start date of their first faculty appointment at the time of application.
Applicants must provide the following:
- A letter of recommendation from an ANA mentor with at least an Assistant Professor level appointment.
A letter of support from the host institution in a low or middle-income country.
A letter of support from their Chair, Residency Director, or Division Chief clearly indicating their support for the planned travel (four (4) weeks for residents or fellows; and a minimun of six (6) weeks for junior faculty) and for the applicant to attend the ANA Annual Meeting in their year following their travel.
International Outreach Travel Scholarship Proposal using the IOTS Proposal Template (see below)