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Presented by the Association of Women Surgeons

Award made possible through the generous grant of:

This $30,000 grant, with no topic restrictions, will be awarded to one qualified and approved applicant.

Past AWS Fellowship grants have supported women surgeons by funding original research in topics including cancer causes and treatments, surgical education, surgical outcomes, bariatric surgery and biology, and MIS.

2020 Call for Fellowship Grant Applications: How to Apply

2018 winner Dr. Sihag presenting her work at Annual Conference

Please review the application instructions and fill out the application form before submitting it via email. Only complete applications that have met the requirements will be considered. All documentation must be submitted prior to the deadline date. Reminders for incomplete applications will not be sent.

Download Application Form (PDF)

Grant application submissions are due June 15, 2019.

For questions, please contact Margaret Bengtson at or 312.265.3735.

2019 AWS Fellowship Recipient: Keri E. Lunsford, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist and Weill Cornell Medical College for her project entitled Evaluation of Pre-Transplant T cell Exhaustion as a Mechanism for Recipient Immune Dysfunction and Liver Transplant Futility.

See all past award recipients