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Traveling Fellowship

Committee Profile

Reports To:Executive and Governance Council

The members of the Traveling Fellowship Committee are a dedicated group of ambassadors for the Traveling Fellowship Program. They are influential in selecting members who will best represent AOSSM during our annual international exchanges with our partner societies – APKASS, ESSKA, and SLARD.

Committee Term:

Members-at-large serve three (3) consecutive years upon appointment; Chairperson can serve two (2) consecutive years.

Committee Size:

Maximum of 7 total, including 6 members at large and one chairperson.

Rotation Schedule:

3/1/3 (2024: 3; 2025: 1; 2026: 3; 2027: 3; 2028:1; 2029: 3)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Selects Traveling Fellows for the upcoming tours based on applications submitted.
  • Work with the AOSSM President-Elect to choose a Godparent for upcoming tours.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with ESSKA, APKASS and SLARD.
  • Oversees Traveling Fellowship Tours, including selection of hosts and itinerary.
  • Engage with younger members and encourage them to apply for the traveling fellowship.
  • Encourage members to host the visiting traveling fellows.
  • Review Traveling Fellowship participant consideration criteria and update as needed.

Time Commitment:

  • One virtual meeting in the fall to review applications and select the traveling fellows for the following year.
  • One in-person meeting at Annual Meeting to hear tour recaps and discuss opportunities to improve the program.
  • Apply to host the traveling fellows at your institution during your committee term.
  • Virtual conference calls, as needed.


  • All members, except those in the International category, are eligible to serve as committee members at large.
  • Eligibility is contingent on previous participation as a Traveling Fellow.
  • Chairperson must be an AOSSM Active Member.
  • Passion for the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship Program and a desire to maintain our relationships with our partner societies in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

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