International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
Académie Internationale de Médecine Aéronautique et Spatiale
Aviation Medicine Scholarship
The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine has a well-established Scholarship Programme, the aims of which are to enable young physicians commencing a career in aerospace medicine to undertake training in the specialty. The Scholarship can be used to facilitate attendance at a formal training course, or participation in a work programme (one year or more, structured towards educational goals) in a recognized aerospace medicine institute. The scholarship is currently US $ 20,000 but more than one scholarship for amounts less than this may be awarded in any year, depending on the detail of the applications received.
The following links represent some of the institutions that currently offer postgraduate training or work programme in Aviation Medicine:
Some past recipients of an Academy Scholarship
The recipient of the Scholarship for 2011 was from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The doctor completed his studies at Wright State University, United States, has now returned to his country and is very active in aviation medicine.
The recipient of the Scholarship for 2012 was from Colombia. She completed her studies at the National University of Colombia.
The recipient of the Scholarship for 2013 was from Iran. She undertook the Aerospace Medicine Masters program at Wright State University in 2015.
The recipient of the Scholarship for 2014 was from Ghana. He completed the MS in Aerospace Medicine at Wright State University in 2016. In 2014 the Academy also awarded a Scholarship to a doctor from Tanzania to study on a short course at Kings College, UK.
No scholarship was awarded in 2015, but in 2016 two scholarships were awarded, to assist two doctors in their third and final years of residency in aerospace medicine at the National University of Colombia, Bogata.
In 2017 the Academy was fortunate to receive a large donation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority International (CAAi) which provided funds for the main award. This helped support a doctor from Malaysia to complete an MSc in aerospace medicine at Kings College, UK. Two smaller scholarships were also awarded, to two doctors, one from Myanmar to attend an EASA advanced course in aviation medicine at Kings College, UK and one from Colombia, to complete his third and final year of residency in aerospace medicine at the University of Colombia, Bogata.
In 2018 three scholarships were awarded, to doctors from Mauritius (to study at King's College, UK), from Nigeria (to study at Otago University, New Zealand) and from Indonesia (to study at Jakarta, Indonesia).
The 2019 Scholarship was awarded to a doctor from Sudan, whose acceptance on a training course has been delayed, primarily due to the impact of COVID 19 on education establishments.
Scholarship Application Form
Individuals wishing to apply for this Scholarship may print a copy of the Scholarship Application Form in English or French. These forms are in PDF format for which you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or the full Adobe Acrobat program. Before applying, the applicant must contact the institution where he/she intends to pursue his/her studies and find out if an English test is required. If so, the test must be taken and passed before applying for the Scholarship.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Francisco Tejada, Chairman, Scholarship Committee