In November 2003, Norman Knight established a traveling fellowship for doctors in Latvia. Mr. Knight named the fellowship the “Zarins-Knight Traveling Fellowship.” Mr. Knight named the Fellowship in recognition of Drs. Bertram and Christopher Zarins and their contributions to medicine in Latvia.
The purpose of the fellowship is to enable Latvian doctors to travel abroad to gain new knowledge that will enable them to upgrade medical healthcare in Latvia. Mr. Knight funded the Fellowship with an initial grant of $25,000.
Both medical doctors and medical students are eligible for the Fellowship. To qualify, medical doctors must be involved in clinical or research work, or serve in a high administrative capacity at a medical institution. Medical students must be within two years of graduating with a medical degree.
The candidate's qualifications that will be evaluated include previous achievements, medical interests, the duration of the study abroad, and each candidate's ability to further the goal of helping Latvian medicine reach high international standards.