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A number of international bursaries are available to provide support to surgical trainees from poorly resourced countries in the development of their training, by giving them the opportunity to spend two days in a UK hospital and to attend the Association’s 2018 International Surgical Congress.

Each bursary is worth £2,000 and includes:

  • Up to six nights’ accommodation
  • Three day registration for the ASGBI Congress
  • £20 / day subsistence rate
  • £800 towards travel expenses (re-imbursement of receipts)

The 2018 Congress will take place from 9th to 11th May inclusive at the ACC in Liverpool. Bursary winners will be hosted in a hospital or Trust local to the conference for two days prior to the Congress.

Applications should consist of a Curriculum Vitae, with two supporting written clinical references, and a covering letter, describing why you wish to attend the Congress and the ways in which you hope to benefit, before Friday 9th February 2018. Any Trainee in a specialist training programme in General Surgery in a poorly resourced country is eligible to apply.

Applications should be submitted to

For full details, feedback and case studies from previous recipients can be found in this section of the website.

Deadline for applications: Friday 9th February 2018

Proudly sponsored by:
International Bursary Scheme Sponsors The Surgical Foundation The British Journal of Surgery Society International Development Committee