2020 Travelling Fellowships

Posted 11 September 2019 in

Applicants may apply for only one of these three fellowships.

Travelling Fellowship to Europe

The Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland is inviting applications for a travelling fellowship to Europe. The ACPGBI will fund travelling expenses and a subsistence allowance for a period of 2-3 weeks up to a maximum of £2,500.

The successful applicant:

  • Will be committed to a career in colorectal surgery.
  • Needs to be on the Specialist Register and have obtained a CCT or equivalent within 10 years or less of deadline for applications.
  • Must be a member of the Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland.
  • Must write a report for Council on completion of the fellowship.

The written report of the visit will be posted on the ACPGBI website and included in the association’s newsletter.

Applications should comprise:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A letter explaining why the applicant wishes to travel to Europe and how they feel they will be able to fill the role of ambassador for the ACPGBI in the place(s) they visit.
  • The name of the centre(s) that the applicant would like to visit.
  • The names of two referees. References will be taken up prior to interview

Travelling Fellowship to USA

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons have invited the Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland to send a Travelling Fellow to their 2020 Annual Scientific meeting which is scheduled in Boston, Massachusetts from 6th – 10th June 2020. The Fellow will visit one or more centres and attend the meeting itself where he/she will be expected to present a paper. The Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland will fund travelling expenses to the USA and back while the American Society will fund expenses in the USA.

The successful applicant:

  • Will be committed to a career in colorectal surgery.
  • Needs to be on the Specialist Register and have obtained a CCT or equivalent within 10 years or less of deadline for applications.
  • Must be a member of the Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland

Applications should comprise:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A letter explaining why the applicant wishes to travel to the USA and how they feel they will be able to fill the role of ambassador for the ACPGBI in the USA.
  • An abstract of the paper to be presented at the 2020 meeting.
  • The names of two referees. References will be taken up prior to interview.
  • The name of the centre(s) that the applicant would like to visit.

2020 Travelling Fellow to Australasia

Applications are invited for a travelling fellowship in the amount of $AUD7,500 to attend the Tripartite Colorectal Meeting scheduled 9th-12th November 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand to present a paper and to allow the recipient to visit several centres around Australia and or New Zealand to extend their experience and contact with the colorectal community in the two countries. This fellowship is being funded by the CSSANZ.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be committed to a career in colorectal surgery.
  • Have obtained a CCST or equivalent within 10 years or less of deadline for applications. Applications will be considered from surgeons who have been a consultant for up to 10 years.
  • Be a member of the Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland.
  • Write a report to Council on completion of the fellowship.

Applications should comprise:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A paragraph explaining why the applicant wishes to travel to Australasia and how they feel they will be able to fill the role of ambassador for the ACPGBI in the places they visit.
  • The name of the centres that the applicant would like to visit.
  • An abstract of the paper to be presented at the 2020 meeting. (The abstract submitted can be for work in progress rather than complete.)
  •  The names of two referees. References will be taken up prior to interview.

Closing Date for Applications

10 am on Tuesday, 8th October 2019

Applications

Applicants may apply for only one of these three fellowships.

Applications should be emailed to Anne O’Mara addressed to:

Charles Maxwell-Armstrong, Honorary Secretary
The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
@ The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE