There are a number of funding sources available as travel grants which are listed below.
Applications for Urolink travel grants 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 those meetings. A list of potential reasons for a Urolink grant application by different grades is shown below:
- UK Medical Students - when considering a "urological" elective period abroad with some time spent with, or at, a Urolink team or workshop.
- UK Core & Specialty Trainees - to accompany a Urolink team, or for a longer period of voluntary work overseas at a designated link centre. TUF awards for this purpose are specifically designed for UK-based ST trainees who are BAUS members. These Fellowships are ideal for post-exam pre-Consultant trainees, but may be open to more junior urologists.
- UK New, Established & Retired Consultants - for an overseas visit as part of a team, or to forge new links with a department abroad which has previously been sanctioned by the Urolink committee.
- Oversee Trainees - for educational trips to UK or European meetings, or to the COSECSA annual meeting if making a presentation.
- Overseas Consultants - if invited as a speaker to the BAUS Annual Meeting.
Click here for a grant application form, or here to download one of the application forms for the TUF Overseas Travel awards. Please note these awards are only open to UK-based trainees who are members of BAUS.
All recipients of funding are asked to submit a report of their visit, please download the visit report template.and download the BAUS Expenses Claim Form.
2021 TUF/Urolink awards - Nish Bedi (London)
2022 TUF/Urolink awards - Simon Huf (Reading) and Matt Trail (Edinburgh)
2023 TUF/Urolink awards - Wilson To (London), Katie Brodie (Edinburgh), Danielle Whiting (Guildford) and Rory Ferguson (Treliske)
Other sources of funding for experience abroad
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 and might usefully be approached.
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 can offer help with funding for overseas educational visits can be found in the websites link below:
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