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Surgical Meeting Travel Funds

1. SOM Funding:

Penn Med students can receive up to $500 for travel expenses each year for presenting at a conference.
Contact: Anna Delaney,

2. GAPSA Funding:

The Individual Travel Grant offers students up to $300 of funding to defray the cost of academic travel.
Contact: Shaina Oake, Vice Chair for Professional Students,

For more information, please refer to this link.

The President Gutmann Leadership Award is a one-time award that will be given as a travel grant to students presenting at either an international conference, or a conference within the United States that would normally be out of their budget even with the Individual Travel Grant. Students must be presenting at the conference to be eligible. Maximum funding is $2,000 or 50% of the total travel cost, whichever is the lesser of the two. Contact: Ben Ediger, or Shaina Oake,

For more information, please refer to this link.

3. Association for Academic Surgery Funding:

The AAS Student Travel Grant is awarded every year to a medical student from an underrepresented minority. The winner receives complimentary registration to the Academic Surgical Congress, a $500 travel stipend and up to 3 nights hotel accommodation at the meeting hotel, complimentary medical student AAS membership for one year, an award certificate presented at the AAS Awards Session during the Academic Surgical Congress, and their name published in the AAS newsletter and in the program of the Academic Surgical Congress. Candidates must submit an application form, an essay describing their commitment to becoming a leader in academic surgery (300-word limit), and a letter of support from their chair or clerkship director.

For more information, please refer to this link.


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