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Grants

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh offers a number of grants to Fellows and Members, including Small Research Support Grants, Grants for Travel such as the Ethicon Foundation Short Term Clinical Visit Grants and Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Grants, and Ophthalmology Grants.


Travel Grants

Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Grants

Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Grants are awarded to Fellows or Members of the College in good standing, as a contribution towards international travel costs to further enhance a specialty skill or experience which is not normally available in the applicant's own hospital, for a period of between 6 weeks and 12 months (though visits of up to 24 months may be considered). The grant is intended to cover the cost of one economy class return journey up to a value of £1,000.

Successful applicants will normally be Fellows or Members in training grade appointments but more senior applications may be considered at the discretion of the Board. Travel for the sole purpose of attending a scientific meeting will not be supported, and retrospective requests for grants not considered. Applicants must have obtained prior approval for the visit from the appropriate training authority in the country of application. Reports from beneficiaries of these awards can be found here.

Further information: Guidance Notes and Application Form

Closing date for for applications: Wednesday 15 February 2017

Further information from Cathy McCartney: c.mccartney@rcsed.ac.uk or +44 131 527 1618.


 

Small Research Pump Priming Grants

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh invites applications for Small Research Pump Priming Grants, up to £10,000, from surgical trainees and recently appointed consultants. The principle applicant must be a Member or Fellow of the College in good standing.

Grants are awarded for pump priming projects for a period of one year only and research project submissions should satisfy one or more of the College's four priority areas for research:

  • Surgical and Dental translational research
  • Surgical and Dental health services research
  • Research into surgical and Dental aspects of patient safety, simulation and non-operative technical skills
  • Cancer research of demonstrable direct clinical relevance to the management of solid tumours

It is a condition of the award that a progress report is sent to the College on completion of the period of research.

Opening for applications: TBC February / March 2017


Ophthalmology Grants

Major and Small Project Ophthalmology Grants, sponsored by Royal Blind

Major and Small Project Ophthalmology Grants are sponsored by Royal Blind. These grants are awarded for Research carried out from Ophthalmologists currently working in Scotland, and all Members and Fellows of the College in good standing.

Opening for applications: TBC March / April 2017

Further information: Cathy McCartney: c.mccartney@rcsed.ac.uk or +44 131 527 1618.


FST / ASME Education Research Grants

Applications for the joint FST/ASME small educational research grant(s) are invited from surgical trainees and consultants. The small educational research grants are intended to support evaluation or research into surgical education and training. Projects should either lead directly to improvements in surgical education/training practice or increase our understanding of an aspect of surgical education/training. Funding will be limited for grant applications up to £3,000. 

Further information: Guidance notes and application form

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17 May 2017


 

British Council for Prevention of Blindness Grant Programme

Grants are offered for research projects that further the goals of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’, in the following categories:

  1. Fellowships leading to the award of PhD or MD - up to £63,333 per year over 2 or 3 years.
  2. Research grants - up to £60,000
  3. Research Mentorship Awards - up to £15,000

For more details, full terms & conditions and application forms please see www.bcpb.org or contact Diana Bramson, Administrator, BCPB, 4 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP.  Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7404 7114 Email: info@bcpb.org



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