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Fellowships & Funding for Surgeons in Resource Poor Areas

In this section, we list all known fellowships or funding available for pediatric surgeons in low- and middle-income countries.

World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgery (WOFAPS) Foundation

International Guest Scholarship Program: The WOFAPS Foundation offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young pediatric surgeons (less than 40 years old) from developing countries who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The Foundation will cover economy class travel expenses and additional support. The scholarships provide the recipients with an opportunity to visit well recognized and established pediatric surgical teaching centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa for a two-three month clinical observership. The host institution will provide lodging and sustenance. 


British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS)

Lister Fellowship:  The Lister Fellowship (monetary value £1500), is offered to overseas Paediatric Surgeons, who are within the first two years of consultancy, to attend the annual BAPS scientific congress. The Fellow will be selected and nominated by their home specialty associations.

Greenwood Traveling Fellowship:  Promotes the advancement of paediatric surgery in developing countries by (1) Enabling paediatric surgeons in such overseas countries to spend time in paediatric surgical units in the United Kingdom.

BAPS Scholarships:  Promotes the advancement of paediatric surgery in developing countries by enabling paediatric surgery trainees or residents from these countries to attend the annual BAPS Conference


Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS)

Warden Guest Assistance Program:  Provides funding for 1-2 pediatric surgeons in developing countries to attend the annual PAPS meeting.  Candidates are nominated by PAPS members and selected by the Executive Committee.


American College of Surgeons (ACS)

International Guest Scholarship:  Provides funding for surgeons in countries other than the US and Canada  to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the ACS Clinical Congress.  Application deadline:  July 1 of each year.


American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)

Travel Fellowship:  Provides funding for young surgeons from resource-poor areas outside the United States and Canada to attend and experience the educational and networking opportunities of the APSA Annual Meeting.


Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons (CAPS) 

Global Paediatric Surgery Scholarship:  To promote paediatric surgery in resource-poor countries and to foster international cooperation by enabling practicing paediatric surgeons from these countries to attend the annual CAPS scientific meeting and visit one Canadian academic paediatric surgery institution. 



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