The Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Scholarship is designed to expose fellows-in-training to the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. This program supplements the advanced training rheumatology fellows receive at their training programs and includes an educational symposium specifically designed for the fellows and an evening reception on Friday, November 4, 2011. Registration for the FIT Annual Meeting Scholarship will open on Friday, July 15 and close at 5:00 pm Eastern time on Monday, August 8.
ACR membership continues to be a requirement of all scholarship opportunities available through the ACR Fellows Education Fund. Here’s what’s new for 2011:
- All scholarship participants will be asked to book transportation to the meeting on their own rather than using the ACR travel agent. Scholarship participants will be reimbursed after the meeting for their travel expenses.
- Participants will not receive a ground transportation stipend.
- All scholarship participants will be asked to share a room with a co-fellow during the annual meeting. Those without a roommate available at their institution will be paired with a fellow from another institution. If a scholarship participant does not wish to share a room, he or she will be responsible for half of the cost of the room. Special requests for a private room will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
For more information regarding scholarship eligibility, visit www.rheumatology.org/educationannual/student_trainee_awards.asp.