Invest in the future of surgery

Year after year, the College invests in pioneering surgical research. This commitment to research aids us in achieving our vision of improved outcomes for patients globally. From small bursaries to world leading professorships, we are investing in results that will improve medical and surgical practice and ultimately save lives.

We provide surgeons with the opportunity to develop potentially ground-breaking research. We offer grants that are critical to creating to creating innovative new surgical techniques; they are the starter gun for projects that can deliver life-changing results for patients the world over. Through our Fellowship programme we have sent countless surgeons to gain education, training or skills opportunities that would otherwise have been unavailable to them, allowing us to facilitate learning and the sharing of innovations in surgical practice that imbue practitioners with skills and techniques that can have life-changing consequences for their patients.

Faced with rising costs and ever greater demand, we are committed to investing in surgical research but face real challenges in terms of the volume we can support. By investing in our work, you will contribute to innovative and groundbreaking research that will benefit patients and professionals worldwide.

Donate to Research


Between 2020 and 2022, we funded £725,296 worth of grants, bursaries, awards and fellowships.


We provide support which gives our members the opportunity to enhance their research skills that will ultimately benefit patient care. Read about the difference we are making in our most recent research report.

You can donate directly to our research fund here. For more information on donating to research, or for corporate partnership opportunities, please contact:

Sarah Hutton
Development and Partnerships Officer
0131 527 1597


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