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Awards & Fellowships 


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Reports by fellows who have attended a SICOT Fellowship can be read here.
  • AAOS/SICOT International Surgical Skills Scholarship Program (closed)

Funded by the SICOT United States section

Through a generous contribution from the SICOT
United States section, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) will award one scholarship to a SICOT member for the intended purpose to travel to the United States to attend a hands-on orthopaedic surgical skills course with cadaveric specimens in the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. The scholarship visit also includes a 2- to 3-day observership at a high-volume USA hospital. Read more...
  • Assiut University/SICOT Training Fellowships (open)

Funded by SICOT, SICOT Foundation & Assiut University, Egypt

Four to eight annual fellowships for a 3 to 6 months' training programme in the Assiut University Teaching Hospital are available for young English-speaking surgeons from Africa. Read more...

  • B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarships (closed)

Funded by SICOT & B. Braun Aesculap

The B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarships are open to surgeons from eastern Europe who want to evolve their knowledge and skills into innovative concepts in orthopaedic reconstructive surgeries of the hip and knee. The Scholarships consist of extensive exposure to innovative concepts in orthopaedic reconstructive surgery carried out at selected German hospitals with proven expertise in Short Stem THA and Computer Navigation. Read more...

  • Brussels University/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Funded by SICOT & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Every year FOSFOM-ULB (
Bourse de soutien à la formation médicale de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles) offers trainees in medical specialties a one-year fellowship at a training hospital of Brussels University. The candidates are selected jointly by a Jury of Faculty Members of Brussels University and of local universities that have a convention with Brussels University. Read more...
  • CHOP/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Funded by SICOT & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, United States

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is offering a six- or twelve-month research fellowship to US or internationally trained orthopaedic surgeons. Prerequisite for the research fellow application is excellent oral and written command of the English language, graduate of medical school and residency program, interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery, submission of a complete application with letter of recommendation, and on time visa application, where applicable. Read more...

  • German SICOT Fellowships (only available to best candidates of the SICOT Diploma Examination)

Funded by the SICOT German section

The fellowship was awarded for the first time in 2005 to the two best candidates who passed the annual SICOT Diploma Examination. The two fellows are invited to visit well-known German orthopaedic centres for a period of four weeks. Travel is organised by the German Section of SICOT. Special interests of the fellows will be taken into consideration in the choice of hosting centres. The sponsorship also includes: an economy class air ticket, food and accommodation, travel expenses within Germany and an allowance up to a maximum total of EUR 2,500 per fellow.

The two candidates (who must be members of SICOT) are selected by the Board of Examiners at the end of the SICOT Diploma Examination. Besides an excellent exam, good knowledge of the English language is the main selection criterion.

The purpose of the fellowship is to reward participants in the examination for their achievements and to give them the opportunity to meet with leading German orthopaedic surgeons. 

  • Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME) Fellowships (open)

Funded by Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education, India

Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME) is a department that is dedicated to the field of clinical research in Orthopaedics. HOME is working on a number of projects related to clinical research in adult hip and knee surgery. HOME conducted its first workshop on scientific publication (WOSP) in December 2009, in collaboration with the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Volume). A number of scientific meetings have also been planned for the future. Read more...

  • HKU/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Funded by SICOT & University of Hong Kong

The HKU/SICOT Fellowship will be awarded to an orthopaedic surgeon from Asia to undergo a twelve-week training program in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. Read more...

  • NUH/SICOT Trauma Fellowship Award (closed)

Funded by National University Hospital, Singapore

This new fellowship will give young surgeons (below the age of 40), who are from the Asia Pacific region and SICOT members, an opportunity to train in orthopaedic trauma in Singapore for six weeks. The fellowship is funded with the support of Zimmer Pte. Ltd. which includes an economy return flight ticket, accommodation and daily allowances for the entire duration of the fellowship. Read more...

  • SICOT Travelling Fellowships (open)

Funded by SICOT & Århus University Hospital, Denmark 

Every year, SICOT offers two young surgeons three-month fellowships to visit an international medical centre. The aim is to attend and learn at a renowned education centre to improve knowledge and surgical skills. The value of each fellowship is EUR 4,000, which includes travel and accommodation. Read more...

  • 'SICOT meets SICOT' Fellowship Programme (closed)

Funded by SICOT

This SICOT programme allows surgeons, who are members of SICOT under 40 years of age and have finished their residency, to undertake a training programme at a centre of excellence. The candidates will have access to, and the possibility to train in, all the orthopaedic subspecialties represented at the centre. Accommodation will be provided by the host university/centre and SICOT will cover the return airfare. Read more...

  • TTSH/SICOT Trauma & Hand Fellowship Award (closed)

Funded by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

The TTSH/SICOT Trauma & Hand Fellowship will give the fellow a comprehensive exposure to both subspecialties (Trauma Surgery and Hand Surgery for 3 months each). It will be a unique experience as both services complement each other in managing trauma cases requiring fixation and soft tissue coverage. Apart from this, there will be opportunities for research and teaching. All young surgeons (below the age of 40) from around the world who are SICOT members are eligible to apply. The fellowship will be funded with a monthly allowance of SGD 2500 every month for the duration of the fellowship. No other allowances or monetary payment in any form will be given. Read more...