Royal College of Surgeons

The Fulbright Royal College of Surgeons Award allows UK trainee RCS members to pursue research into a number of surgical areas at any accredited US higher education institution.

These include:

  • Development of new operative techniques
  • Improvements in patient care and recovery
  • Causes of surgical conditions
  • Treatment and procedure

This grant covers any appropriate three-to-twelve month project.

Grantees will not be permitted to practise clinically in the US; research projects must not involve direct clinical contact with patients.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.

Providing support, advice and education opportunities for surgeons in all stages of their career, the Royal College of Surgeons supervises training of surgeons in approved posts; examines trainees to ensure the highest professional standards; promotes and supports surgical research in the UK; and supports audit and evaluation of clinical effectiveness.

It also acts as an advisory body to Government, the health service, and other professional bodies; collaborates with other medical and academic organisations in the UK and worldwide; and its library and museums provide a resource centre for surgeons and the public.

Grant amount

  • £2,275 per month

Converted to dollars at the prevailing rate.

This is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation & maintenance costs while in the USA.

In addition to the grant amount, the Royal College of Surgeons will also pay the basic NHS Salary of the awardee for the duration of their time in the United States.