Urolink offers three travel awards each year to trainees taking part in Urolink visits or travelling independently to centres in developing countries. Details of the awards and application form can be downloaded from the list of links below. In addition, financial assistance may be available, at the discretion of the Committee, for trainees not in receipt of travel awards. The Urology Foundation (TUF) has clinical visit grants available, which trainees wishing to work in the developing world might apply for, as does the Royal College of Surgeons of England .
You can even try for overseas scholarships such as those offered by International Volunteers in Urology (IVUmed) . Trainees may also consider looking at the pages of RD Funding which lists travel fellowships available across the panoply of medicine; you don't have anything to lose by looking there!
In general, full members of BAUS are expected to carry their own expenses for trips but help may be provided for the carriage of equipment, support of accompanying nurses / technicians or for retired Consultant members of the faculty. In addition, financial assistance may be available, at the discretion of the Committee, for Consultant Urologists travelling for the purpose of teaching or supervising exams.
SURG provides two awards annually for new Consultants. These are preferentially given to individuals who have previously initiated links abroad as trainees and who want to consolidate a durable link with that centre during their Consultant career.
The BJUI Overseas Clinical Reserch award is for experienced urologists to help support the establishment of closer research and education links with developing countries, thereby increasing urological knowledge that is of direct benefit to that overseas unit.
Any other request for funding should be made using the funding request form, allowing at least a month before the money is required. Applications will be considered by the committee; the Chair and one other committee member will action any applications received between meetings. If you wish to apply for an Urolink travel award, please download, complete & return the application form.