ISTP Project and Research Grants

Call for Applications

The International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP) provides International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with an opportunity to develop their surgical skills and knowledge, as well as access higher specialist training and guidance within an NHS setting.

A key principle underpinning the programme is the idea that this training and experience enables IMGs to return to their home countries after two years with improved skills and standards that will have a positive impact on their patients, colleagues and health systems.

The 2021 ISTP Project and Research Grants are now open

The RCS invite applications that support projects and/or research which addresses one or more of the following:

  • The transfer or introduction of a surgical method or technique from a UK NHS setting to a non-UK healthcare setting, and the impact of this.
  • The introduction of a management or leadership practice or strategy to a non-UK healthcare setting, and the impact of this.
  • Comparative analysis or research.

Grants will be awarded of up to £2,500 each. 

Surgeons wishing to apply can submit their details here to be sent an application form.


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