2024 ACPGBI Traveling Fellowship: Opportunity for Travelers from Low- and Middle-Income Nations

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The ACPGBI has initiated a fellowship program with the aim of fostering cooperation between surgeons from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and members of the ACPGBI. This fellowship provides an opportunity for a general surgeon from an LMIC to visit two hospitals in the United Kingdom and participate in the Annual Meeting of the ACPGBI. The management of the fellowship will be overseen by the ACPGBI and promoted through the ACPGBI website, as well as through surgical societies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and other international surgery networks.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The fellowship is open to all practicing general surgeons in low or middle-income countries, as classified by the World Bank.
  • After the visit, the Fellow will be required to submit a brief written report detailing their experience.

Fellowship Conditions:

  • Successful candidates will spend two weeks in the UK, visiting one or two hospitals and attending the ACPGBI’s Annual Meeting.
  • Candidates will be encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the annual meeting and will undergo an interview as part of the selection process.

Travel Fellowship Grant

  • The selected recipient will be granted up to £5000 to cover expenses related to travel, accommodation, and meals. These funds will facilitate attendance at the annual meeting and visits to one or two hospitals, where the recipient will be hosted by an ACPGBI member.
  • Prior to travel, Traveling Fellows must provide a comprehensive itinerary to receive funding. Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow must submit an expense summary with original receipts, along with a report detailing their visit.


  • March 31: Application Deadline
  • April 10: Notification of successful applicants
  • May 15: Submission deadline for complete itinerary
  • September 30: Deadline for trip report submission

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Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

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