ALPS Traveling Fellowship
The primary purpose of the American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) Traveling Fellowship is to provide the recipient with the opportunity to visit two limb preservation centers excellence.
Recipients will be afforded the opportunity for professional growth aligned with ALPS aim to serve as an interdisciplinary bridge that identifies, develops and mentors the next generation of clinicians, scientists and clinician scientists working to preserve at-risk lower extremities. Accordingly, applicants shall identify two centers at which they will spend one week in mentorship. During their time at these centers of excellence fellows will further develop their capacity to implement interdisciplinary team based care for patients at their home institutions and also enhance their capacity to serve as future leaders in the advocacy for limb preservation.
In addition to an identified host center of excellence having an established strength in an applicant’s own field (ex. infectious disease, physical therapy, podiatry, vascular surgery, etc.), applicants should identify host centers with one or more complimentary specialties from which they will gain mentorship. Although this award is not intended to support specific research projects, establishing or furthering research collaborations it could be a potential benefit of the traveling fellowship.
Application materials listed below should be submitted via the online application submission form on or before XXXXXXXX. Applications may be rejected if they are incomplete. Decisions regarding the award will be e-mailed to applicants in XXXXXXX.
500-word essay describing the objectives of the applicant's travel plans and linking these to his or her career goals
List of centers the applicant wants to visit which clearly identifies two or more specialties/services from which the applicant seeks mentorship
Proposed milestone timeline for securing administrative approval and completion of both one-week training periods (note: $4,000 of the fellowship funds will be provided to the fellow upon completion of the first week of training and $3,500 will be provided upon completion of the second week of training)
Curriculum vitae (PDF format)
Three letters of recommendation (in PDF format) of which one must be from applicant’s direct supervisor.
Eligibility for Selection
- Be an Active Member of ALPS (student and resident members are not eligible).
- Have completed a postgraduate program within the past 10 years.
- Be committed to an academic career in lower limb preservation and have obtained an academic appointment in a university or clinical center devoted to excellence in medical education.
- Have a demonstrated record of success in pursuing clinical or basic science research sufficient to ensure academic excellence in his or her career pursuits.
- Applicants who have received prior traveling fellowships may apply. Special consideration will be given to those applicants who have not previously received a traveling fellowship.
- ALPS is invested in a process that assures diversity, equity and inclusion for our award and scholarship opportunities. We encourage enthusiastic, eligible applicants from all aspects of gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity to apply.
Fellow’s Report to Committee
A full and detailed report covering the applicants experience should be prepared and forwarded to the SVS Basic and Translational Research Committee within three months of completion of the fellowship. This typed report should be five to eight double-spaced pages and should summarize activities and action plans learned during the fellowship.
Although factual statements of activities should be included, fellowship recipients are encouraged to place these within an overall context of their impact on their education and maturation. Any subsequent publications tied to fellowship activities should acknowledge the ALPS Traveling Fellowship Award.