One traveling fellowship (up to a maximum of $5,000) is intended for the young researcher to expand their expertise and knowledge by association with other workers in their field.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a member of the MAOA or have applied for membership
  • Fellowship must be done at an institution in the MAOA 20-state area
  • Under age 45 by the application deadline
  • Board-certified
  • Must maintain a practice or be currently located in the 20-state Mid-America region
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for U.S. citizenship


You will need the following items available prior to completing the online application: 

  1. Letter of intent to include how this fellowship will affect/improve your practice
  2. Proposed itinerary to include institution name, supervising/sponsoring MD, and timeline
  3. A letter of support from your Department Chair
  4. A letter of support from a colleague who knows you well
  5. Your curriculum vitae