BOA Travelling Fellowships

Applications for Travelling Fellowships will open in September 2022.

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.

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 2021 Instructions and Advice document. Guidance for 2022 will be published on this page in due course.

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 2022, 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.