External bursaries, awards and fellowships

Queensland Children's Hospital Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

There is a post available in Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. The position in for 12 months starting in either February or August and is open to recently qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

The scope of work encompasses cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial surgery (including craniosynostosis surgery, microtia reconstruction and facial reanimation), and hand and upper lip surgery. The fellow also covers general plastic surgery on call. It is expected that a research project will be completed during the fellowship.

For more details or to submit an application, please contact Dr Yun Phua via e-mail: yun.phua@health.qld.gov.au

Closing date for applications: 1st of June

Salary: $130 000 per annum.

Website: https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/service-plastic-reconstructive-surgery/

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

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

Erasmus International Hand Fellowship (EIHF)

The Plastic Surgery Department in the Erasmus Medical center performs a broad spectrum of hand and wrist surgery, performed by a team of specialists. Besides all aspects of hand and wrist surgery, the team has special interest in pediatric hand surgery (congenital and trauma), traumatic injuries in adults and peripheral nerve surgery (neuropathic pain, nerve reconstructions, spasticity and tetraplegic upper extremity disorders).

We offer a 6-month fellowship for a certified plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon with special interest in hand surgery, to participate in the care of the patients in clinic and the operation theatre. The fellowship takes place in the Sophia Children’s Hospital, the Erasmus Medical Center, Rijndam rehabilitation Center and the Ijsselland Hospital. We offer a diverse fellowship, with the possibility to emphasize her/his main interest within the field of hand surgery.

The fellow participates in daily rounds and weekly trauma-, radiology and teaching meetings. The fellow will be supervised and work together with a consultant each day. The fellow is expected to contribute to teaching and work together with the plastic surgery (training) registrars affiliated to the Erasmus Medical Center.

We have a warm cooperation with the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. In addition, further exposure to forearm elbow and shoulder surgery is possible if desired on the orthopaedic department.

The fellow will be mentored by the fellowship director during her/his stay in Rotterdam. Furthermore, during the fellowship a logbook with all cases will be administered and every three months the activities will be evaluated with the fellowship director.

Fellowship directors:

Dr J.M. Zuidam
Drs. C.M.C.A. van Laarhoven

The fellow does not participate in the on-call roster, but may participate voluntarily with (mainly traumatic) surgery during on call times

Working conditions:
The fellowship duration is 6-months, 4 days a week, payment is conformed 0.8 Fte AMS scale. Working conditions are according to the collective working agreement of university medical centers in the Netherlands. Start date is in consultation with the applicant in the beginning of 2022.

Qualifications to apply:

  • Completed training in plastic or orthopaedic surgery
  • Special interest in hand surgery with some previous experience in hand surgery
  • Fluent in English language when not of Dutch nationality

For more information on this fellowship, you can contact Cecile van Laarhoven, plastic surgeon and fellowship director (c.vanlaarhoven@erasmusmc.nl)

To apply for the fellowship, a letter and curriculum vitae can be sent up until February 15 2022 to Cecile van Laarhoven. (c.vanlaarhoven@erasmusmc.nl)


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

SW Sydney Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • Available for 6 months, starting February and August each year.
  • Salary is at the senior registrar level, relatively generous for Australian fellowships.
  • Funding is jointly from Medartis and SW Sydney LHD.
  • The position is full-time, with a 1-in-3 on-call requirement (non-resident).
  • Based at South West Sydney Hand Centre at Fairfield Hospital, with operating rights at the major trauma centre of Liverpool Hospital.
  • The Hand Centre is a dedicated multi-disciplinary regional service, covering a population of over 1 million in an area of 3,500 sq km.
  • The consultants are from mixed Plastic and Orthopaedic backgrounds, all with specialist post-Fellowship training in hand surgery, and working predominantly or exclusively in hand surgery
Visit the Hand Centre website for further information

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