The Mammadi & Alireza Soudavar Traveling Fellowships

The Mammadi & Alireza Soudavar Traveling Fellowships


The Mammadi Soudavar Memorial Fellowship was established in The New York Community Trust in 1981 by Fereidoon and Shamsi Soudavar as a memorial to their son, Mammadi. The fellowship was designed as an opportunity for qualified physicians from across the world to study in cancer centers and bring their knowledge back to their country. In 1985, the Alireza Soudavar Memorial Fellowship Fund was established by the Soudavar family to honor their other son, and to promote cancer education and research.

The program at Memorial Sloan Kettering supports qualified applicants from across the world to participate in a period of observation and education. The scholars are supported with travel costs and a monthly living stipend of approximately $5,000 per month. The duration of this funded fellowship is three months. Successful applicants will be physicians who have completed residency training and who are committed to furthering the understanding of cancer care. Preference is given to applicants under the age of 45.


1st Slot: Deadline January 1st with Decision and Notification by March 1st.

2nd Slot: Deadline July 1st with Decision and Notification by September 1st.


Fully trained physician with a commitment to return to the country of origin and are preferably holding a leadership role.

How to Apply

Access the online application.

In addition to completing the application form, you will be asked to supply:

  • Current CV (Including all Education / Employment in Month / Year format)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from Current Employer


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
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