As of January 17, all Fellow Travel Grants have been distributed.  The remaining availability for the hands-on portion of the Fellows Course is extremely limited; once it is filled, you may still register for lectures only. 

Fellows Travel Grant Questions

What is the Fellow Travel Grant Program?

  • A maximum of two fellows per institution may receive grants

  • As a fellow, you must be in an accredited ACGME-approved fellowship or ASGE-recognized Advanced Endoscopy fellowship

  • Grants will be awarded in the order in which completed applications are received.  There are 72 grants available. Of the 72 fellow scholarships, 62 will be for USA ($1,000) and 10 will be international ($1,500).

  • If a grant is not awarded and you are unable to attend the course, you can receive a refund when you cancel your registration. 

  • The domestic travel grant value is $1,000 and is intended to assist with travel, lodging, and registration.  Grants will be distributed following attendance at all three days of the conference (1-day Fellows' Course and 2-day Main Course).

  • Preference for travel scholarships will be for PGY6 and PGY7. PGY5 are welcome to apply but will be automatically waitlisted and are not guaranteed a travel grant by being placed on the waitlist. 

If I received a grant previously, may I apply again?

 Receipt of a grant to attend the program is limited to first-time Fellow attendees.  If you have previously attended the program as a grant recipient, you are not eligible.  You may register as a regular attendee and pay the associated fees. 

How can I apply for the travel grant?

When you begin the registration process, select "fellow" as your registration type.  Once you complete the process by registering, paying the registration fees, and submitting all supplemental information and forms as outlined on the registration page, you will be considered for a travel grant.  You will be notified of your grant award status no sooner than three weeks after submission and once all grant funding is secured. 

How do I receive the travel grant funds?

The grant monies will be paid directly to your institution as noted on the W-9 form you'll submit for the grant application.The grant is NOT paid to you as an individual.  You will then follow your institution's reimbursement policies to receive money back to cover you registration fees and/or travel costs.  

Who completes the W-9 form?

The Program Director fills out the W-9 on behalf of the institution (or they forward on to their Administrator who does this for them).

What kind of institution are we for the W-9 form?

The Program Director or Administrator will know this information for completing the W-9.

 

Who has my Tax ID for the W-9 form?

This information should be provided by your Program Director or Administrator.

 

We are not any of the types of institution listed on the W-9 form?

Please check "Other-Explain" and list the type of institution.

 

What address do I put on the W-9 form?

The address, name of institution, room/suite number and contact name should be where they want the travel grant check to be mailed. Many institutions have multiple addresses and departments, so this is critical.

 

Who signs the W-9 form?

The Administrator or person in accounting who handles these requests should sign the W-9.