External bursaries, awards and fellowships

Adelaide Senior Fellowships in Plastic Surgery
The Royal Adelaide Hospital Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, the Australian Craniofacial Unit (ACFU) and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery invite post-FRCS(Plast) Part 3 Exam Specialist Registrars to apply for the following salaried fellowship

Four fellowships are available:
Senior Fellowship in Burns and Plastic Surgery- contact A/Prof John Greenwood
Senior Fellowship in Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery- contact Yeng Chiam Senior Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery- contact Dominique Gregory Senior Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction- contact Jen O'Connor

The Australian Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Fellowship
Professor David David and The Australian Craniofacial Unit are pleased to invite applications for both Australian and International, trained surgeons interested in a 12 month fellowship offering broad experience in all aspects of craniomaxillofacial surgery. 

The fellowship is based in South Australia at the Woman's and Children's Hospital but also operates at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The fellowship provides a high volume of clinical experiences and created numerous opportunities to work within a multi-discipline team comprising of experts in neurosurgery, ear nose and throat surgery, oral & maxillofacial surgery, microsurgery, dentistry, speech pathology, respiratory medicine and many more.

The first fellowship runs from June/July 2017 and the second one runs from January/February 2018. 

For more information please visit http://courses.mq.edu.au/2017/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-surgery or email dominique.gregory@s.a.gov.au

Australia Plastic Surgery - Fellowship 
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship - Sydney

We offer 6 months and 12 months fellowships.  We require a Plastic Surgery fellow with equivalent FRACS (Plastics).  Formally structured components of all aspects of cosmetic surgery practice are offered, split between two well established plastic surgeons: Mark Kohout and Laith Barnouti.

4 weeks introductory “Orientation”. Suggested split of time:
1. Observing in rooms. Sitting in on consultations with a plastic surgeon.
2. Assisting in operating theatre: rotates among 2 plastic surgeons.
3. Independent consulting and operating under supervision

The salary is A$2000 per week (full time equivalent). Suggested Time split:
1. Independent consulting/ new patients and post-ops. Senior plastic surgeon to be present in rooms.
2. Independent operating on selected patients: Plastic surgeon on premises.        
3. Surgical Assisting.
4. In rooms observing plastic surgeon.

For more information contact drbarnouti@australiaplasticsurgery.com.au

Formerly administered by BAPRAS, the charity BFIRST (the British Foundation for Reconstructive Surgery and Training) now awards grants for the development of plastic and reconstructive surgery in countries with poorly resourced medical provision Visit the BFIRST website for more information

BFIRST Fellowships
BFIRST has organises and funds fellowships of six weeks duration to trainees or consultant plastic surgeons from resource-poor countries. Each fellowship is, at present, on an observational basis, but this is hoped that the experience in the UK will enhance provision of reconstructive methods in their own countries.Visit the BFIRST website

Bruce Bailey Fellowship
This two-month Fellowship is designed for surgeons in the middle or late part of their training and is undertaken in a private hospital with orthopaedic, plastic surgical and hand team, with a large volume of work related to trauma. Included in the fellowship, which is usually taken in November/December is a one-week laboratory microsurgery course at the hospital and a trip to the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting or to attend the Annual Meeting of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India.

The salary for the duration of the Fellowship is £750.00 to include food and accommodation.
Email Dr Raja Sabapathy for further information

Canterbury District Health Board Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Members are invited to apply for a Plastic Surgery Fellowship year with the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Canterbury District Health Board starting in August annually. The department has 2 house officers, three rotating surgical registrars, one SET 1 advanced trainee and three SET 2-5 advanced trainees in Plastic Surgery. You work in three teams and each team has three Consultants. The service is about caring for both acute and elective patients and also includes you attending outpatient clinics for both consultant clinics and patient reviews. Australasia has the highest melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer rates in the world. The Department manages the bulk of surgical skin cancer care in the Canterbury and West Coast region. Within the general plastic surgery department, the fellow position is focused on both inpatient and outpatient care of these patients including sentinel lymph node biopsy and those with Stage lll disease. The department is also involved with the undergraduate teaching programme of University of Otago, Christchurch.

Contact tracey.sutherland@cdhb.health.nz for further information

Cleft Palate Foundation Research Grants
The Cleft Palate Foundation has a number of research grants available including grants for clinical research, cleft lip/palate craniofacial anomalies, subtelny orthodontic clinical research, subtelny speech pathology clinical research and an award for junior investigators.

For more information visit www.cleftline.org

Cutler's Surgical Prize
The Cutlers' Surgical Prize has become established as one of the most prestigious annual prizes for innovation in the design or application of surgical instruments or surgical techniques. The award, of £1000 plus a mounted silver-gilt medal is offered annually by The Worshipful Company of Cutlers. Visit the Worshipful Company of Cutlers website

International Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowships
The Dutch Association for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery organises clinical fellowships, during which, state of the art facial plastic surgery can be experienced. DAFPRS functions as an intermediary for a number of units in Europe and Asia that have specialised in this field of surgery. 

The fellowship is aimed at trainees in their last year of training or consultants who qualified not longer than two years ago Visit www.dafprs.nl for more information.

International Fellowship Programme in Microsurgery
The Uppsala department of Plastic and Maxillofacial surgery offers a 6 months-fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery. The unit is one of the more active in reconstructive microsurgery in the north of Europe with a case load performed of 120 free flaps per year and 50 complex non microvascular cases in the areas of head and neck reconstruction, breast reconstruction, facial paralysis, lower extremity and complex wound care. The fellowship program is endorsed by the Swedish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Visit their website for more information

Price Thomas Travelling Fellowship

The holder of the 2020 award will travel to Milan with the Travelling Surgical Society in May 2020 (15th-22nd). During this time s/he will deliver at least two papers at scientific meetings in University Hospitals. The bursary will cover registration fees, travelling expenses, hotel costs and all organised meals.

This prestigious bursary is open to surgical trainees at ST7 or more senior by May 2020 and to Consultants within 10 years of appointment.

The award is open to surgeons in the following specialties:  General Surgery, including any of the subspecialties (Breast, Colorectal, Upper GI, HPB, Endocrine), Vascular, Cardiothoracic, Plastic, Urology, General Paediatric, Transplantation and General Surgeons with an interest in Trauma or Military Surgery.

Details can be found on their website and application forms can be accessed here

St Thomas' Hospital Hand Fellowship
Applications are invited from individuals seeking specialist training in Hand and Wrist Surgery at St Thomas' Hospital, London. The Plastic Surgery Department have five Plastics Hand Surgery Consultants performing a wide range of hand and wrist procedures for elective and trauma patients. The workload will involve assessing and managing hand trauma in our Hand Trauma Unit and Day Surgery Unit. There will be equal exposure to elective work which includes, for example, treatment for nerve compression syndromes, Dupuytren’s disease, post-trauma reconstruction, arthroplasty, wrist arthroscopy, open wrist surgery and Epidermolysis Bullosa. The post is based at St Thomas’ training predominantly in adult hand and wrist surgery, but there will also be opportunities to visit the Evelina Children’s Hospital (within St Thomas’) to gain exposure to congenital hand surgery and to visit the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, to observe brachial plexus/peripheral nerve management.

For any enquiries, please contact Ms Lauren Uppal, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, lauren.uppal@gstt.nhs.uk

Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain Price Thomas Travelling Fellowship
Open to surgical trainees at ST7 or more senior by May 2019 and Consultants within 10 years of appointment.

The award holder will travel with the TSS to Ghent and Flanders in May 2019. All expenses including travel, accommodation, organized meals and course fees will be met by the society (a value of some £2,000). The award holder will deliver two talks during the trip.

Details about the Travelling Surgical Society can be found on the web site (www.travellingsurgeon.org).
The application form can be found here