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12635 E. Montview Blvd., Suite 270
Aurora, CO 80045
P: (720) 859-4149
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E: info@alphaomegaalpha.org

Postgraduate Fellowship

Past Recipients:

2019 2018

2020 Postgraduate Fellowship

Download the announcement and the checklist

The Opportunity

Postgraduate awards will be given to residents and fellows for research or scholarly projects in the spirit of the AΩA mission. Priority will be given to those projects that include elements of leadership, professionalism, and teaching.

The Fellowship

Up to 10 fellowships of $2,000 each, with one-half paid on announcement of the fellowship, and one-half paid on approval of the final report. Schools, departments, and/or programs are encouraged to provide additional or matching funds. Only one candidate per school may be nominated.


Medical residents and fellows in programs at institutions with an active AΩA Chapter or association. Applicants must be nominated by their residency or fellowship program directors. Applicants need not be AΩA members, however, those who are members must have active status. In addition, all AΩA members included in the submission packet must have active status.

Deadline for Application

Applications must be submitted through the Online Submission link below no later than June 1, 2021.

Application to the Councilor
The Councilor and his/her selection committee will choose the proposal judged to be the most promising and with a high probability of completion during the Fellowship year. Applications should include:

  1. A completed checklist (see attached);
  2. A summary of the project written by the applicant. Requirements are listed on the checklist;
  3. The project bibliography (if applicable);
  4. A copy of IRB/IACUC approval;
  5. The applicant’s CV (no more than four pages in length);
  6. A letter of support from the applicant’s mentor (if applicable), indicating his/her commitment of time and interest to the project and applicant.
  7. The mentor’s biosketch;
  8. A letter of nomination from the applicant’s residency or fellowship program director, including a commitment to allow the applicant time to complete the proposed project;
  9. An endorsement of the applicant’s department chair, which should comment on the applicant’s achievements and potential, and the suitability of the faculty sponsor for mentoring.

Application to AΩA
The proposal selected by the Councilor must be sent electronically to AΩA, and, in addition to the items included in the submission to the Councilor, must include:

  • A letter of endorsement from the AΩA Councilor.

Applications must be submitted through the Online Submission link below no later than June 1, 2021.

Fellowships will be announced: August 20, 2021.

Online Submission
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Other Important Information:

  1. AΩA does not pay indirect costs.
  2. No later than September 30, 2022, all recipients must submit a final report of the project to AΩA. Upon acceptance of the final report, the remaining $1,000 in funding will be released.
  3. Any publication of the project outcomes must contain the following acknowledgment: “Supported in part by an Alpha Omega Alpha Postgraduate Award.”

Questions may be directed to Libby Appel at 720-859-4149 or E-mail her at postgraduateaward@alphaomegaalpha.org

Updated on September 29, 2020.