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

BASO-ACS (NIHR) Project Grant 2017
Applications are now invited for the BASO~ the Association for Cancer Surgery project grant, awarded to assist surgeons to undertake research projects related to surgical or surgically linked cancer care.

BASO ~ ACS is an NIHR non-commercial Partner. Research studies funded through our ‘Project Grant’ award scheme are eligible for consideration for NIHR Clinical Research Network support and inclusion in the Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS). The NIHR Clinical Research Network supports researchers and the
life sciences industry in developing, setting up and delivering high quality research to time and target in the NHS in England.

Applications are sought for discrete projects such as projects seeking funding for the initial development of clinical trials, studies aimed at initial data collection to inform the design of a future trial or systematic reviews. Subject to satisfactory applications, one to three awards up to the total value of £6,000 will be made. Normally the award will be for one academic year.

Further details available on www.baso.org.uk - Submission closing on Monday, 2nd Oct 2017

BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship 2017
BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship was endowed in 1993 by the Ronald Raven Trustees in memory of Ronald Raven, Founder of the Association. The award is currently for a maximum of £2,000 and may be awarded to one or several individuals as considered appropriate by the BASO~ACS National Committee when considering the merits of their applications. The scholarship is open to UK-resident trainees or recently appointed consultants, who have gained the fellowship of one of the British or Irish Colleges, and who intend to travel outside the UK. Applicants need not be members of BASO~ACS or BASO Trainees Group (although this is desirable) but applications must relate to the aims and objectives of the Association.

Applications are now invited for 2017
Visit BASO.org.uk for details.
Submission closing on Friday, 22nd September 2017

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

BMA Research Grants
The BMA have a number of research grants available. Visit their website for more information


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

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 Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies Fellowship
There are no current global standards of training, practice and level of care for patients with neoplasms of the Head and Neck. There are significant variations in the quality and levels of care in various geographic locations in the world. The goal of developing a global online fellowship is to create a program to teach and train young surgeons and test their knowledge and thought processes, through which relative uniformity of knowledge base and judgment are measured and certified for specialists, through an online education process, with continuous updating and monitoring of the knowledge base.

The fellowship will involve a commitment of 2 years of self learning through a structured course curriculum, with periodic online examinations as the program progresses, until completion. At the completion of the course curriculum, the candidates will embark upon a 2 month observership and then appear for an oral examination before an international panel of examiners.
Upon successful completion of the oral examination a certificate will be issued recognizing the satisfactory completion of the course curriculum, and passing the examination.

Visit http://www.ifhnos.org/online-fellowship for more information 

Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Royal College of Surgeons of England Education Department has a number of bursaries available. Click here for more information

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 2017 and Consultants within 10 years of appointment.

The award holder will travel with the TSS to Ghent and Flanders in May 2017. 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 on the web site at http://www.travellingsurgeon.org/about-us/bursaries/.