International Visiting Scholarships for Indians--Policies

International Visiting Scholarships for Indians--Policies
To attend the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO and participate in a short-term observership in a US academic department of otolaryngology.
Deadline for receipt of applications (email only)—close of business, May 1.

Program Overview
With the mission of Working for the Best Ear, Nose, and Throat Care, the Academy and Foundation’s international goal is to engage in high-quality interaction around the globe to ensure meaningful, diversified contributions to the specialty. This program is under the auspices of the AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Efforts Committee.

Launched in 2008, the intent of the International Visiting Scholar Program is to bring young academicians to the US from India (and other countries) to attend the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO and take part in short-term observerships.

The International Visiting Scholarships for Indians are currently funded through 1) the American Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage, and 2) individual gifts from donors such as a) Dr. and Mrs. Vijay Anand and b) Dr. and Mrs. Dinesh Mehta.

For example, for $2,000, a scholarship for one year may be named for the donor, e.g., the Nikhil J. Bhatt International Visiting Scholar. For an endowment of $50,000 or more, a scholarship may be named in perpetuity.



If any queries, please contact

All good wishes,


Catherine R. Lincoln, CAE, MA (Oxon)
Senior Manager, International/Humanitarian
American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
1650 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314-2857, USA
Direct dial: 1-703-535-3738 Fax 1-703-299-1124;