UPDATEDue to economic hardships and recent changes within the AcademyHealth Special Interest Group registration process, the Board of Directors have made a decision to award one applicant with a one-time travel scholarship to AcademyHealth. 

Although AcademyHealth is still a few months away, we continue to monitor the status of the Annual Research Meeting

AcademyHealth Travel Scholarship
The Surgical Outcomes Club AcademyHealth Travel Scholarship provides an avenue for young investigators to attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (June 13-16, 2020), and gain experience and knowledge in the fields of surgical outcomes and health services research.

Scholarship Highlights:  

Two applicants will be provided a one-time travel scholarship, which will provide them an opportunity to attend the upcoming AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), as well as the Surgical and Perioperative Care Interest Group Annual Meeting in June.

The maximum award is $2,000, and should be used for travel expenses - such as airfare, accommodations up to 5 nights, transportation, and meals. 


The AcademyHealth ARM shares important findings, showcases the latest evidence, and moves research into action to improve health and health care. The goal of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity to a trainee or junior faculty member who is not already planning on attending, or has not attended the AcademyHealth ARM due to financial limitations. 

  • Attend the AcademyHealth ARM on Saturday, June 13 - 16, 2020.
  • Attend the Surgical and Perioperative Care Interest Group (IG) Annual Meeting Monday, June 15. Cost of registration to the IG will be covered by the Surgical Outcomes Club. 
  • Awarded applicant(s) must not have an abstract accepted for presentation at the AcademyHealth ARM.
  • Awarded applicant(s) to provide a one-page summary of their experience.

Who May Apply? Members of the Surgical Outcomes Club who are interested in pursuing surgical outcomes and health services research, but have never attended and do not already have an abstract accepted for presentation at the AcademyHealth ARM may apply for the travel scholarship.

Application Process  
Applicants must submit the application for along with the following:
  • Current copy of your curriculum vitae
  • A one-page statement of interest, including:
    • Description of current surgical outcomes research responsibilities, activities, and interest
    • Previously published and/or presented surgical outcomes research
    • Importance of travel funds to your research and professional advancement
  • Letter of Support from department chair documenting support for attendance
    To apply, please complete the AcademyHealth Travel Scholarship Application. Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 
    For questions regarding the AcademyHealth Travel Scholarship, please contact our Administrator, Ashley Duby, agay@umich.edu.