BOFAS Travelling Fellowships

BOFAS are pleased to offer 2 options of charitable financial grants for orthopaedic foot & ankle specialist training fellowships.

 

1. BOFAS Annual Travelling Fellowship

Gold, Silver and Bronze fellowship grant - £7500, £5000 and £2500 respectively.

These cash grants are available to support individuals planning six to twelve month fellowships in foot and ankle surgery.  They are awarded once per year with applications marked during the BOFAS Annual Congress and announced soon afterwards.

Applications are open to:

UK Orthopaedic Trainees (ST) on accredited training programmes

Or

UK Orthopaedic Consultants who are within six months of their CCT date and are working in the NHS.

 

2. BOFAS Visitation Fellowship

Up to £500.

This cash grant is available to support shorter ‘visiting’ type fellowships where travel is planned to gain specialist experience in Foot & Ankle surgery.  They are awarded once per year with applications marked during the BOFAS Annual Congress and announced soon afterwards.

Applications are open to:

UK Orthopaedic Trainees (ST) on accredited training programmes

Or

UK Orthopaedic Consultants who are within six months of their CCT date and are working in the NHS.

The closing date for completed online applications including a supporting statement by a TPD is 5:00pm (BST) on the second Monday in October.

The results will be announced by email after the conference.

Upon return from fellowship all awarded applicants are expected to attend the subsequent year BOFAS Annual Conference and give a short podium presentation of their experience.

Guidelines for Application 

Applications are only to be made via the online form accessed below. 

(No other form of application will be considered)

  Please indicate below whether you are applying for either

  1. Option 1. Annual Travelling fellowship (Gold, Silver or Bronze award)
  2. Option 2. Visitation fellowship.
How to apply for either Fellowship

You should include documentation  from the centre(s) you are to visit, confirming:-

  1. That your fellowship has been agreed,
  2. The planned start date
  3. The scope of experience you will receive,
  4. A proposed timetable for the visit.

Complete applications are scored independently by three members of the BOFAS Education Committee using a pre-determined scoring framework.

The 3 fellowships will be awarded in order to the highest scoring applicants.

Mandatory to the progression of a complete application to marking is the supporting statement from a Training Program Director (TPD) via the online form prior to the closing date.

(It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this happens prior to the closing date)

Please note that retrospective applications will not be considered.

The closing date for completed online applications, supported by a TPD, is 17:00 on the second Monday of October.

The results will be announced by email after the conference.

All successful applicants are expected to attend the subsequent year's BOFAS Annual Conference and prepare a short podium presentation of their experience.

Any queries or questions should be sent to:

The Chair of the BOFAS Education Committee

Click here to email

 

Create An Application

You must be in a recognised National Training Number post or within 6 months of CCT award.

Please complete all of the following sections

(100 words)

List the audits you have been involved with in the last 5 years and the work you did for each.

(In what way do you think this fellowship will contribute to your development as a foot and ankle surgeon)

Training Programme Director

Your Training Programme Director will be contacted for a supporting statement. This is required to process your application