Grants

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) WiSA Travel Grant

To mark the inauguration of WiSA, RCSI is offering a dedicated travel grant.

This grant is aimed at encouraging and supporting female surgical trainees. The recipient is chosen based on her expressed interest in surgery, potential leadership qualities or research contributions to the field of surgery. The purpose of the bursary is to allow trainees/consultant surgeons wishing to attend a WiSA event or related conference.

The bursary is valued at USD$1000 and is intended to be a contribution to the applicant’s travel costs.

Application Process

Applicants must be WiSA (ECSA) Members and be registered as COSECSA MCS or FCS candidates.

Applicants for the grant will be required to submit a covering letter outlining how the candidate will benefit from the grant, a detailed curriculum vitae and two supporting clinical references (one from the COSECSA Country Representative).  Applications will be open on 6 January 2016.

Applications should be emailed to wisa@cosecsa.org with the title WiSA  RCSI Grant Application.

Closing Date: 30 April 2016

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COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) Travel Grant

The University of Oxford, through the COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) Programme, have made available a WiSA COOL Travel Grant. The grant is offered to female surgical trainees in the ten COSECSA member countries in order to assist in the development of their skills and education. The grant aims to improve standards of surgery around the world, by recognizing and facilitating trainee development.

This grant will enable a trainee to attend a meeting or to visit a centre of excellence. The value of the award is US$1000.

Application Process

Applicants must be WiSA Members and be registered as COSECSA MCS or FCS candidates.

Applicants for the grant will be required to submit a covering letter outlining how the candidate will benefit from the grant, a detailed curriculum vitae and two supporting clinical references (one from the COSECSA Country Representative).  Applications will be open on 4  April 2016.

Applications should be emailed to wisa@cosecsa.org with the title WiSA COOL Grant Application.

Closing Date: 31 May 2016

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