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Global Surgery Small Grants Scheme 2019

Call for applications

Applications are now being invited for the RCS Global Surgery Small Grants Scheme.

The scheme supports capacity-building projects in low and middle income countries through the provision of seed funding of between £2,000 and £5,000. Projects must address a clearly identified need and lead to sustainable and measurable improvements in the delivery of surgical care and outcomes. 

Projects that address the following priority areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Improving or widening access to safe and affordable surgery for women, children, rural and/or underserved communities
  • Adopting new technologies, including mobile phone technology
  • Fostering innovative or creative thinking and practice, for example, 'delivering surgery on a shoestring'; and
  • Adopting a 'whole surgical systems/workforce approach' by engaging the wider surgical team, i.e. nurses, midwives, anaesthetists, obstetricians, radiologists, pathologists, etc

Preference will also be given to the applications/projects that are likely to lead to the development of a longer-term collaboration with the RCS. 

Application process and deadlines

Applicants should submit by email, a completed Global Surgery Small Grants Scheme Application Form to by midnight (BST) on Sunday 5th May 2019

All applications will be reviewed and assessed in May and shortlisted projects will be notified by 31st May 2019. Successful projects will be announced in June 2019.

For all queries, please email the RCS Global Affairs Office or call us on +44207 8696053


Global Surgery Small Grants Scheme 2019 Guidance Note (PDF 84KB)

Global Surgery Small Grants Scheme Application Form (PDF 391KB)

DfID Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) List (PDF 208KB)

Get in touch

The Global Affairs Office is the main point of contact for all queries from international surgeons and stakeholders who wish to find out more about opportunities and ventures overseas.

For contacts in education, exams or careers or dentistry, please see those sections of the website.

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