Travel Fellowships

AUGIS Travel Fellowships have been offered to Trainee Surgeon Members, providing support for trainee surgeons to visit units across the world, enabling the opportunity to learn and acquire new skills and experience which can then benefit their own unit in the UK. 

AUGIS hopes to support Travel Fellowships again in the near future. 

Award Criteria

AUGIS Travel Fellowship Award

The AUGIS Travel Fellowships is for AUGIS Trainee Members/newly appointed consultants. Applications must include: 

  • a detailed plan and purpose of visit
  • details regarding the acquisition of skills and experience not available within own unit
  • a breakdown of proposed costs
  • a letter of support from own unit

One award is offered each year and the successful applicant will be required to provide written report regarding the fellowship, to AUGIS, within six months after the trip. Once the trip is over, the successful applicants may submit receipts along with a completed expense form to AUGIS up to the value of the award. Please note that funds are not provided to the successul applicant in advance of the visit. 

Alternatively email: for an application form

The 2023 Travel Fellowship Award round is now open and the closing date for applications is 9am on the 9th January 2023. 

Please contact the AUGIS office for further details:

2023 Applications

AUGIS welcomes applications for the AUGIS 2023 Travel Fellowship Awards

Travel Fellowship Award on offer: One award of up to £2,000


All applicants must submit the application form attached covering in full the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be an AUGIS Trainee Member  - or newly appointed consultant (1st year)
  2. Provide a detailed plan and purpose of travel / visit.
  3. Provide details of the skills and experience that will be acquired which are not available within own unit.
  4. Provide a breakdown of proposed costs.
  5. Provide details on anticipated duration of visit
  6. A letter of support from own unit to support their visit.

Applications to observe / study in other units are favoured but applicants who are to present at /or attend overseas meetings will also be considered.  Awards are intended to help support short term visits (typically <6 weeks) and are not intended to support surgeons going to funded long term posts.

Click here for a 2023 Travel Fellowship application form


  • Deadline for applications: 09.00hrs on Monday 9 January 2023
  • All application forms will be assessed by the AUGIS Education & Training Committee
  • The successful applicant will be notified at the beginning of February 2023 and will be reimbursed once the proposed trip has taken place and relevant receipts produced.
  • Application forms are downloadable from the AUGIS website or directly from the AUGIS office.

Conditions of Award:

The applicant successfully awarded a grant must produce a comprehensive report (a maximum of 500 words) including photographs which will be featured in the AUGIS newsletter and be uploaded on to the website. Production of this report is essential to the award being paid. Please note that the funds must be used within 18 months.

Deadline for applications: 09.00hrs on Monday 9 January 2023. Please email for an application form in word format

Mr Simon Galloway

AUGIS Honorary Secretary

Previous Travel Fellowship Awards

  • 2019 - Chris Johnston from the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh who will be travelling to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology
  • 2018  - James Clark from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for Geneva University Hospitals (HUG).
  • 2017  -  David Chan University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff for the Gastric Cancer Centre, South Korea.
  • 2016  -  Mohan Singh of Royal Shrewsbury Hospital who visited the Department of Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong.

2016 Award

Awarded to Mohan Singh

Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

Read the Report

2015 Award

Awarded to Samuel Ford

Istituto Nazionale de Tumori, Milan, Italy

Read the Report

2013 Award

Awarded to: 

Jawad Ahmad: Read the Report

Derek McWhirter: Read the Report

Jolene Witherspoon: Read the Report

Vincint Yip: Read the Report


2012 Award

Awarded to: 

Cynthia Borg: Read the Report

Declan Dunne: Read the Report

Naheed Farooq: Read the Report