World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgery (WOFAPS) Foundation

International Guest Scholarship Program: The WOFAPS Foundation offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young pediatric surgeons (less than 40 years old) from developing countries who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The Foundation will cover economy class travel expenses and additional support. The scholarships provide the recipients with an opportunity to visit well recognized and established pediatric surgical teaching centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa for a two-three month clinical observership. The host institution will provide lodging and sustenance.

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS)

Lister Fellowship:  The Lister Fellowship (monetary value £1500), is offered to overseas Paediatric Surgeons, who are within the first two years of consultancy, to attend the annual BAPS scientific congress. The Fellow will be selected and nominated by their home specialty associations.

Greenwood Traveling Fellowship:  Promotes the advancement of paediatric surgery in developing countries by (1) Enabling paediatric surgeons in such overseas countries to spend time in paediatric surgical units in the United Kingdom.

Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS)

M. James Warden Global Alliance Partnership:  Provides funding for 1-2 pediatric surgeons in developing countries to attend the annual PAPS meeting.  Candidates are nominated by PAPS members and selected by the Executive Committee.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

International Guest Scholarship:  Provides funding for surgeons in countries other than the US and Canada  to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the ACS Clinical Congress.  Application deadline:  July 1 of each year.

American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)

Travel Fellowship:  Provides funding for young surgeons from resource-poor areas outside the United States and Canada to attend and experience the educational and networking opportunities of the APSA Annual Meeting.

Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons (CAPS)

Global Paediatric Surgery Scholarship:  To promote paediatric surgery in resource-poor countries and to foster international cooperation by enabling practicing paediatric surgeons from these countries to attend the annual CAPS scientific meeting and visit one Canadian academic paediatric surgery institution.

McGill University-GICS Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery

This fellowship is a unique new training program for surgeons and surgical trainees from both high- and limited-resource settings interested in global pediatric surgery. It is offered in conjunction with the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS), the MUHC Centre for Global Surgery and McGill Global Health.  Activities take place at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and other sites within the McGill University Health Centre, on the McGill University campus, and at global sites depending on the individual projects and existing partnerships.  The fellowship is primarily research-focused and lasts 1-2 years. It can lead to either a Master’s or a PhD degree in Experimental Surgery. Pursuing an academic degree is recommended but not mandatory.

Fellows can select their main research topics from a wide range of available global surgical research areas, including burden of disease, access to surgical, human and material resources for surgery, global surgical training, health care policy, and others. Besides their main project, the fellows will be active participants in the divisional research team, pursuing and supervising a variety of other clinical and public health surgical research projects.

Fellows have access to a broad range of research support services through McGill University, including epidemiological, statistical, and medical librarian support. Travel to low-resource settings is optional but encouraged. The JML Global Research Laboratory benefits from several international academic partnerships through the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS).

Funding in the form of a modest salary and tuition support is available, and the fellow will be encouraged and guided in seeking various research grants and awards.

A link to the application can be found here.  Please contact GICS member Dan Poenaru for further information.

Global PaedSurg Research Training Fellowship

Global PaedSurg aims to not just generate much needed research, but also the much needed researchers of tomorrow. From the beginning, developing research capacity globally has been one of our main aims. Alongside the crucial research skills that Global PaedSurg collaborators may develop from participation and presentation of the study, there is also opportunity for collaborators to undertake more independent research and study to further enhance research capacity.

The Research Training Fellowship follows a series of monthly webinars that work through the stages of planning, developing and undertaking a research project. There is also the option for collaborators to undertake their own local research project alongside the main study, guided by an allocated academic mentor.

If you are interested in taking part in the Research Training Fellowship webinars, developing your own research project with a mentor, or becoming an academic mentor or webinar lecturer, then please contact us here. All members will receive access to video recordings of the sessions on the blog.

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