Funding Agency:
Foundation for Surgical Fellowships

The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships will be accepting grant applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship year beginning on January 11, 2021.

Funding is available for year-long, post-graduate clinical fellowships in the following disciplines: Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Hepatobiliary, Colorectal, Thoracic, MIS/Bariatric, and Bariatric Surgery. Programs may also apply as a robotic fellowship within these same categories if they meet the minimum criteria outlined in the application.

Deadline: Feb. 8, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be institutions that have programs accredited for post-graduate level surgeons seeking clinical training in the surgical disciplines of MIS General, Bariatric, MIS General/Bariatric, Colorectal, Thoracic, and HPB. Applicants may apply specifically for a robotic-focused fellowship within one of these six disciplines.

  • Fellowship training must be primarily minimally invasive.
  • Currently, the Foundation only funds institutions in the United States.
  • Fellowship Programs must be accredited by The Fellowship Council. Certain fellowship programs with ACGME-accreditation and which do not receive CMS funding may also be considered.
  • Institutions will be ranked based on their meticulous quality and demonstrated excellence in surgical practice, training, and scholarly activities.

All applicants should be dedicated to carrying out the Foundation’s mission of fostering consistently excellent surgical innovation.

Amount Description

The maximum amount awarded per grant varies by year depending on the total funds raised by the Foundation and the number of grant applications received. In recent years, the awarded amount has been $20,000 per fellowship position.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 8, 2021