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ARO Resident/Medical Student Travel Awards

Applications for ARO Resident/Medical Student Travel Awards: Call for Applications

Application Period is September 1- September 30, 2017

The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) announces that applications are being accepted September 1- September 30, 2017 for travel awards for residents and medical students in the field of Otolaryngology to attend the 2017 ARO MidWinter Meeting being held February 9-14, 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego, California, USA. Awards of $500 each are being offered to defray travel and lodging costs associated with attendance at the ARO's annual meeting. The winners of the ARO Travel Awards will be selected by a committee appointed by the ARO President.


The purpose of the award is to encourage residents and medical students to become active in the ARO and to promote interaction between MD's and PhD's as well as clinical and basic researchers in the field of Otolaryngology. These travel awards are made possible by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health.


Individuals from groups historically under-represented in the biomedical sciences are highly encouraged to apply.  Members of these under-represented groups include those identifying as African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan native, or Pacific Islander.  Under-represented groups would also include those individuals with a physical disability such as a loss of hearing, vision, or mobility, as well as individuals with a psychiatric or learning disability, etc.

Individuals selected will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be current ARO members at the time of application and at the time of the MidWinter Meeting.
  • Resident in an ACGME accredited program in Otolaryngology or medical student in ACGME accredited medical college -- (Post-doctoral clinical or research fellows are not eligible for this award.)
  • Career goals directed toward academic practice

Prospective candidates should complete the electronic application form (which will be posted September 1) and provide the following documents, via upload, when submitting their application:

  • A letter from the applicant stating desire, qualification, and why the Travel Award will be of benefit to you for the award based on the stated criteria (two page limit).
  • A copy of the submitted abstract for poster or podium presentation at the 2018 ARO MidWinter Meeting. The original must have been submitted via the electronic abstract submission site by deadline to submit (see
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from the department chairman including a guarantee of matching funds of an equal amount **

** NOTE: If more than one applicant comes from a program, the chairman must prioritize the applicants.  



The application period is now closed.



Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by December 15, 2017. For more information, contact the ARO Executive Office Meetings Department.


ARO Executive Office
Meetings Department
19 Mantua Road
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
Phone: 856-423-0041, Fax 856-423-3420

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