Resident Travel Grants
In an effort to enable residents to attend our programs, the AAOA offers Resident Travel Grant awards for the Basic and Advanced Courses as well as our Annual Meeting.
Designed to assist residents with travel and accommodation costs, travel awards are given to those residents who apply by the registration deadline. For each award, the registration fee is waived or refunded. (We encourage residents to register ahead of the award notification because courses do fill up quickly.)
Because the AAOA’s goal is to assist as many residents as possible while still awarding a considerable amount, we will not know exactly how much assistance will be awarded until after the registration deadline. However, cash awards can range between $150 and $500.
In order to apply for a Resident Travel Grant, you must currently be an AAOA Resident member in good standing or submit a completed application form with your grant application. Presenters, including podium and poster presenters, are also eligible for the Annual Meeting Travel Grants.
Resident Travel Grant Application Requirements
To apply for a resident travel grant, e-mail the following components to Elisabeth Herzfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org
- AAOA Resident member or Resident member candidate with a complete application
- A letter expressing your interest in the AAOA and its programs, as well as why you should be a grant recipient
- A letter of recommendation from Program Director on letterhead
Please make sure that you list all of your contact information with your application including your preferred mailing address, phone number, fax number (if available), and e-mail address. We prefer to correspond by e-mail, so please include your primary email address.
You can also mail in your application to the address below. Please note that grant applications are considered on a first-come basis, so e-mailing your application is advised. All applications must be complete and postmarked by the due date in order to be reviewed and considered.
Resident Travel Grant
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191
AAOA Grant Deadlines
Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology: July 5-7, 2018
Hollywood, FL – The Diplomat Beach Resort
Travel Grant Application Due: May 1
Annual Meeting: September 14-16, 2018
Philadelphia, PA – Loews Philadelphia
Travel Grant Application Due: June 1
Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology: December 6-8, 2018
Atlanta, GA – Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Travel Grant Application Due: October 1
For more information on these opportunities, please contact Elisabeth Herzfeld at the AAOA office.
Phone: 202-955-5010, ext. 600
By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs…