Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Surgical Fellowships and Awards

The College is committed to encouraging the acquisition of additional training and skills outside the structured programmes of the College and, to this end, provides a range of scholarships and grants in postgraduate surgery to assist surgeons-in-training and recently-appointed consultant surgeons, to gain additional expertise in centres of excellence overseas.

*Applicants must be Fellows or Members of RCSI who are in good standing

The following fellowships and awards are available:  

RCSI Ethicon Travel Grants

Ranging in value from a minimum of €1,000 each (higher amounts at the discretion of the Selection Board), grants are available to trainees at an advanced stage of higher surgical training or who have completed surgical training in the RCSI within the previous two years.

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Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship

The Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship provides a valuable opportunity for specialist medical trainees to spend time training in centres of excellence abroad and to bring the skills gained back to the Irish health service. The programme is aimed at supporting clinical training as distinct from research.

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RCSI Colles Travelling Fellowship in Surgery

Open to higher surgical trainees in Ireland. The fellowship must be full-time and tenable for one year. The value is up to a maximum of €20,000 plus a College Medal. Additional travelling grants up to a maximum value of €30,00 may also be awarded to either the fellowship winner and/or other worthy candidates. 

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RCSI-Anthony Walsh/Ipsen Travelling Fellowship in Urology

The value of this award is €6,000 to enable a higher surgical trainee in urology, to attend a meeting, or to visit a centre of urological excellence. 

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The Millin Lecture

The 42nd Millin Lecture will take place during the Millin Meeting in 2019. This is a prestigious award and open to all the surgical specialties. Fellows of the College are invited to nominate candidates.

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Section of Coloproctology, The Royal Society of Medicine

The Council of the Section of Coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine, has made available an Irish travelling fellowship to enable a non-consultant hospital doctor, who is a Fellow or Member of RCSI in good standing, to attend the annual (overseas) meeting of the Section. 

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The RCSI/IITOS Travelling Fellowship

This Fellowship is open to Fellows and Members of RCSI who are in their final year of the RCSI Higher Specialist Training programme in trauma and orthopaedic surgery.

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American College of Surgeons International Scholarships

The American College of Surgeons Division of Education and International Relations Committee is offering three international scholarships, worth $10,000 each, to young faculty members from countries other than the US and Canada with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement.

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Atlantic Surgical Leadership Exchange Programme

RCSI is offering a short-term clinical visit travel grant to surgical trainees to visit Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam for a period of up to three weeks. During the visit, trainees will get an opportunity to experience hands on surgical care, attend morning rounds and spend time in their state-of-the-art operating theatres.

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