General Rules

  1. The purpose of the ESPRAS fellowship is to provide the fellow with the opportunity to study the art, science, and skills of plastic surgery from excellent teachers and mentors.
  2. ESPRAS FELLOWSHIP programs are intended for trainees that are in the last year of training or have completed their training within two year of the application in a country that is a member of ESPRAS
  3. The applicant must be a citizen of a country that is a member of ESPRAS and the country must have paid their membership dues.
  4. The fellowship is for up to three months preferably in an EBOPRAS accredited center in Europe.
  5. Each selected fellow will be provided with a stipend of 1000 Euros per month.
  6. The application is made electronically on the ESPRAS webpage and must be received by June of each year.
  7. The application must contain:
    • a letter of support from the head of the applicant’s department
    • a curriculum vitae
    • a list of publications and research performed by the candidate
    • a list of meetings and workshops attended and previous visits to other departments
    • contact details
    • the candidate’s preferred unit where they wish to spend their fellowship
    • It is recommended that the candidate provides one more letter of recommendation from a second registered plastic surgeon
  8. Four fellowships are usually awarded per year of which one is for scientific research in the field of plastic surgery. After completion of a structured and transparent application and review process, the three best qualified candidates will be awarded the fellowship by the Fellowship Committee.
  9. The fellowship program must commence within the calendar year for which it is awarded
  10. The allotted stipend will be given to the fellow in monthly installments. It is dependent on positive feedback from the Head of the Department the fellow is visiting within one month of commencement.
  11. After completion of the fellowship the fellow must provide written feedback describing the course of the fellowship, new things learned, and give suggestions where it could be improved.
  12. The decision of the Fellowship committee is final.