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Writers Workshop Scholarships
Application Deadline: January 12, 2023 Past Recipients Online Application

Purpose
The SSAT Writers Workshop Scholarships provide further education on the writing and revising of journal manuscripts as well as the submission process. Each scholarship includes: tickets to attend the SSAT Writers Workshop Parts I & II at the SSAT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW); reimbursement for roundtrip coach air transportation expenses; up to one night's hotel accommodations (room and tax) at the SSAT headquarters hotel; and reimbursement for an amount equal to the recipient's DDW Early Bird registration category. Preference will be given to residents and fellows as well as surgeons within their first five years of practice, but all SSAT members are encouraged to apply.

The Writers Workshop Scholarship recipient receives:

  • Reimbursement for:

    • An amount equal to the recipient’s DDW Early Bird member registration category;

    • Tickets to attend the SSAT Writers Workshop Parts I (Sunday) & II (Monday) at the SSAT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with DDW. Both days the session will be from 12:30 – 1:45 PM (lunch provided).

    • Roundtrip coach air transportation expenses to and from the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW, equal to the cost of one 21-day advance purchase restricted ticket, up to 500 USD

  • One night's hotel accommodations (room and tax) at the SSAT headquarters hotel; the SSAT must make the hotel arrangements.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be an SSAT Member in good standing.
  • Preference will be given to residents and fellows as well as surgeons within their first five years of practice, but all SSAT members are encouraged to apply.

Applications
Applications will include:

  1. A cover letter outlining the ways in which this opportunity would enhance the applicant’s surgical practice and/or research, or other anticipated benefits;
  2. For resident and fellows, a letter of recommendation from an SSAT member; and
  3. The curriculum vitae of the individual.

Review
Applications for the Writers Workshop Scholarship will be reviewed by the PG/CME Committee of the SSAT. The successful candidate will be introduced during the Opening Session of the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW.

Timeline

January 12, 2023 Application Submission Deadline
February, 2023 Review process and notification
May 6-9, 2023 Writer's Workshop Part I & II @ DDW

Please note that this is an online process, and only online applications will be considered.

Online Application

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