Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research

Hugh Greenwood Fellowship

BAPS is pleased to offer the Hugh Greenwood Fellowship (monetary value £3,000), to overseas senior Paediatric Surgical trainees or Paediatric Surgeons, who are within two years of consultancy.

The Fellowship

This post will be available to senior trainees/surgeons who wish to travel to the UK to have exposure to paediatric surgery in a tertiary centre.  The purpose is to observe paediatric surgical practice but also paediatric surgical training in the workplace.  The capacity is exclusively that of an observer.  Hence, there is no requirement of GMC registration.  The successful candidate would still have to undergo health checks (including complying with vaccination requirements), CRB checks (Criminal Record Bureau) and any other checks as required by the sponsoring trust.

Selection Criteria

The fellow will be pre-selected by their home specialty associations and recommended to the International Affairs Committee who will ultimately advise the BAPS Executive on the preferred fellow on the basis of the CV application and strength of local sponsorship.

Applications should be made to the Specialty Association of their own country/region as follows:

ASEAN Society of Paediatric Surgery (for South East Asian Countries)

FAPSS (for candidates from SAARC countries)

National/Regional Paediatric Surgical Associations for Middle East Countries

PAPSA (for candidates from Africa)

The application should be forwarded to the relevant specialty association as mentioned above by 31st October each year.  The specialty association will forward a reommendation to the International Affairs Committee of BAPS by 30th November each year, following a local selection process.  The IAC will make a final recommendation by 31st December each year and the decision would be communicated to the successful candidates after confirmation from the BAPS Executive Committee in January.

Applications should include:

  1. Short (2 page) Curriculum Vitae in English
  2. 200 word document outlining the reasons why this fellowship would be helpful.

The International Affairs Committee WILL NOT ACCEPT any direct applications for fellowship without endorsement of the applicant’s regional or national paediatric surgical confederation/association.

Selection of venue

The venue (s) will be for the successful applicant to suggest, organise and confirm. Members of IAC will be happy to facilitate.

Duration of appointment

The tenure of the appointment will typically be around 2 or 3 months

Support in the UK

Each Greenwood Fellow will be assigned a mentor (local sponsor) who can help with visa applications and support the candidate during their stay in the UK.


The sum of £3000 will be used for accommodation and on site expenses whilst in the UK. The mentor ( local sponsor ) will be asked to disburse this money since banking arrangements have been difficult to establish for a fund whose recipient changes annually. Accommodation may be pre-booked and pre-paid from this sum. The residual will be given to the Fellow in cash via their mentor (Local sponsor).

Host Institution

The mentor (local sponsor) will be also expected to arrange for low cost local accommodation for the duration of the trip. This arrangement therefore excludes any employment contract and does not come into conflict with work permit regulations.


At the end of the fellowship a report is expected of the travelling fellow and that is presented at the international forum during the BAPS annual congress

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