BOA Travelling Fellowships - Open

Applications are now open and will close 25th October 2021.
Please ensure you have read the below documents carefully before applying:

You will need to submit the following documents to policy@boa.ac.uk for a completed BOA 2021 Travelling Fellowship application (further information on how to apply is detailed below):

The BOA endeavours to provide exceptional educational training opportunities for its members throughout each stage of their careers.

Every year, the BOA offers a number of Travelling Fellowships to its members. This year we are inviting applications for funding to undertake a fellowship either within the UK or overseas, at one or more centres of excellence to gain knowledge and experience within trauma and orthopaedic surgery.

This will be the second year that we have offered a UK option for applicants. For a fellowship in the UK, we appreciate that there will be many ways to organise this – some people may be able to live at home and commute to the host site, others may be able to stay with family or friends, while others may need accommodation. Our scheme is flexible so that you can decide what would work for you and apply for the relevant costs accordingly.

We are keen to ensure this opportunity is available to our members this year, but have felt it necessary to make some changes to the scheme, which are outlined in the Instructions and Advice document.

The fellowship awards are allocated on merit to current BOA Home Associates, Post-CCT members, or SAS Surgeon members. Applicants must be up-to-date with their subscription payments, and Post-CCT members are eligible as long as they have not taken up a Substantive Consultant post or been appointed to one by the closing date of 25th October.

We are grateful to the fellowship sponsors of 2021, as follows:

  • Heraeus (1 fellowship on infection in memory of Andrew Sprowson)
  • Post-Graduate Orthopaedics (1 fellowship)

We also recognise the endowments set up through donations and/or bequests from past members Mr Soli Lam and Mr Ram Kumar Chatterjee.
We have allocated funds from these endowments (Soli Lam General Fund, Soli Lam Spinal Fund and Chatterjee Fund) to support a number of other fellowships – the number and award amount will depend on the applications received, but you are welcome to apply for grants at £1,500, £2,500, £5,000 and amounts up to £15,000.