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Funding Opportunities


There are a number of funding sources available as travel grants. These are listed below, grouped by the type and grade of individual making the funding request; use the drop-down arrows to select the type of award you wish to review. Each section contains details on how to apply for the individual awards and provides links to relevant on-line application forms.  Applications for Urolink travel awards are normally considered at the twice yearly Executive Committee meetings, in exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the Chair and Treasurer, an application may be considered between meetings. 


Grants for UK Consultants

TYPE OF AWARD AMOUNT DEADLINE AWARD COMMENTS
Urolink New Consultant Travel Award £1000

15 Mar 2019
8 Oct 2019

27 Mar 2019
16 Oct 2019

Awarded to new Consultants (within 5 years of appointment) for an overseas visit, to forge new links with a department abroad. Only to be awarded if advantageous to Urolink
Urolink Consultant Travel Award £1000

15 Mar 2019
8 Oct 2019

27 Mar 2019
16 Oct 2019

Awarded to an established or retired Consultant for an overseas visit, to forge new links with a department abroad. Only to be awarded if advantageous to Urolink
Please apply using the Urolink Grant Application form and ensure that you indicate the exact type of award for which you wish to apply; please note that this form opens in a new browser window
 

Grants for UK Trainees

Funds are available to support urology trainees who wish to undertake work with Urolonk. This may involve:

  • accompanying a Urolink Consultant on faculty visits; or
  • a longer period of voluntary work overseas at a designated link centre.

All applications will be considered by the Urolink Exectutive Committee.

Trainees must be members of BAUS, and are expected to submit a report on their visit within six weeks of their return to the UK, for publication on the Urolink website.

TYPE OF AWARD AMOUNT DEADLINE AWARD COMMENTS
Urolink Award £1000

15 Mar 2019 8 Oct 2019

27 Mar 2019
16 Oct 2019

The award may be increased (at the Exec Committee's discretion) for top-rated applications
Please apply for these grants using the Urolink Grant Application form, ensuring that you indicate the exact type of award for which you wish to apply; please note that this form opens in a new browser window
 

Grants for Overseas Urologists

Urolink have agreed to support one oversease trainee per year, from each link centre, to attend the Annual COSECS Scientific Meeting, if their work has been accepted for presentation (see table below for details)

TYPE OF AWARD AMOUNT DEADLINE AWARD COMMENTS
BJUI Urolink Invited Speaker Grant * £1000 N/A Mar/Apr 2019 To help fund a visit to BAUS for an invited speaker at the Urolink meeting. Awarded by invitation & approval of the Urolink Executive Committee
BAUS Urolink Overseas Urologist Travel Grant § £1000 Mar Mar/Apr 2019 Open to overseas urologists and trainees, to fund their attendance at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting
Urolink COSECSA
Award
 **
£1000 N/A N/A Open to overseas urologists to fund their attendance and presentation of a scientific paper at the Annual Meeting of COSECSA
* This grant is for invited speakers only, and is awarded automatically by the Urolink Executive Committee to overseas urologists invited to speak during the Urolink session at the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 
§ Applications should be made by email to Urolink. Your written applications must be headed "BAUS / Urolink Overseas Urologist Travel Grant" and must include details of your full name & addrees (and contacts), current post, place of work, professional experience and a short statement setting out what you wish to gain from your proposed visit
** Applications should be made using the Urolink COSECSA Grant Application form; please note that this form opens in a new browser window
 

Grants for UK Medical Students

Urolink will consider awarding grants of up to £500 to support medical student electives with a predominantly urological theme. A written report is expected upon completion (within six weeks of return to the UK).

TYPE OF AWARD AMOUNT DEADLINE AWARD COMMENTS
Urolink Medical Elective Award  £500 15 Mar 2019
8 Oct 2019

27 Mar 2019
16 Oct 2019

For a medical student undertaking a "urological" elective period with a Urolink team or workshop
Applications should be made by email to Urolink. Your written applications must be headed "Urolink Medical Elective Award" and must include details of your full name & addrees (and contacts), details of your University & undergraduate training, details of the centre you plan to visit (including dates), and a short statement setting out what you wish to gain from your proposed visit. You should also send a supporting letter, preferably from British urologist.
 

There are many other awards, prizes and bursaries available to support educational work overseas. Funds may also available through local hospitals, and community-based organisations. Pharmaceutical and industry colleagues have supported educational activities in the past.

Individual organisations may also be able to help, and should be contacted directly regarding available funding and the timing of any application process. A selection of organisations which offer help with funding for overseas educational visits is shown below:


The Urology
Foundation


BMA Humanitarian
Fund


Royal Society
of Medicine


Royal Society of Tropical
Medicine & Hygiene


Winston Churchill
Fund


Wellcome Trust
Pathfinder Awards


Department for
International Development

 

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