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

ASPS Educational Grant
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and its foundation, the PSF International Scholar Program invites applicants to apply for a grant to study plastic surgery in the United States. Each recipient will receive a grant of $6-8000 with the opportunity to study at plastic surgery medical schools in the US for three to six months.

Application deadline- 31 July 2017 For more information visit www.plasticsurgery.org/scholars

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

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 

International Fellowship in Microsurgery
The department of plastic and maxillofacial surgery of Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden 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 deadline for applicants is 1st April 2017

For more information, click here

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

Scar Free Foundation Student Elective Awards
The Scar Free Foundation is offering student elective awards worth £1200 for research in the area of 'disfigurement and visible loss of function'. The awards are being offered for a 6-8 week period of supervised research in plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, craniofacial care and treatment and burn medicine and care.

For further information visit www.scarfree.org.uk or email charlotte@scarfree.org.uk

Closing date 17:00, 28 February 2017

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/.