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Benjamin H. Kean, MD, (1912-1993), an internationally acclaimed expert in tropical medicine, discovered the causes of several diseases, including turista, also known as travelers’ diarrhea. Moreover, he was a renowned teacher, researcher and practitioner of tropical medicine whose mentorship and support enabled many medical students and physicians-in-training to begin and sustain their careers in tropical medicine. He fiercely maintained that early hands-on experience in the tropics was the best way to stimulate a career in tropical medicine. Dr. Kean was instrumental in helping many medical students obtain these fundamental experiences that spurred lifetime commitments.The Fellowship honors his significant contributions to the field and, perhaps more importantly, enables his passion for teaching and mentoring to continue. Administered by the Society’s American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health, the Fellowship provides travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases. Application deadline - March 13, 2013 
Download the application guidelines.  
FundingThe Fellowship provides:
•    Round-trip coach airfare (best-price ticketing) to and from the overseas location indicated in recipient's application form•    Up to $1,000 US reimbursement of living expenses (Fellowship funds do not cover research expenses).          Eligibility
•    Applicant must be a full-time student in a North American accredited school of medicine at the time of the application and at the time of the elective.•    Applicant must propose an elective conducting research or clinical training in tropical medicine or global health, including at least one month at a site endemic for tropical diseases, starting after June 1, 2013.
Online application Beginning February 6, 2013, applications can be submitted here.
Award notice Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions in early June, 2013.