BAPS Scholarship 2024


BAPS Scholarship 2024

BAPS is pleased to offer a scholarship (monetary value £1500), to overseas trainee Paediatric Surgeons, who are nearing the end of their paediatric surgical training, or those who have been appointed as consultants in the past two years, to attend the annual BAPS
scientific congress.

The ‘BAPS Scholar’ will be selected and nominated by their home speciality associations.

The successful scholar is expected to present a poster at the BAPS

International Congress and therefore should submit an abstract for the proposed presentation along with their application.

The scholar would also be expected to give a short 2-minute presentation during the International Forum session of the BAPS

This year the candidate should be from Southern Africa, which includes the following countries:

  • Republic of Angola
  • Republic of Botswana
  • Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Republic of Malawi
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe

Applications should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary of the Pan African Paediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) at

The application should be forwarded to the PAPSA secretariat by the 31st of January 2024.  PAPSA will then forward a
recommendation to the International Affairs Committee following a local selection process.  The IAC will make a final recommendation and the decision will be communicated to the successful candidate after confirmation from the BAPS Executive Committee.

Applications should include:

1. Short (2 pages) Curriculum Vitae in English
2. 200-word document outlining the reasons why this fellowship would be helpful
3. Abstract for poster presentation (maximum 300 words)

The International Affairs Committee WILL NOT ACCEPT any direct applications for the scholarships without the endorsement of the applicant’s regional or national paediatric surgical confederation/association.

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