The cut-off date for applications to be submitted is the 4th September 2015!


Following the initiation in 2007 of the very popular international Travelling Fellowships Scheme for Young Investigators, the Executive Committee has approved this scheme for 2016.


The fellowship is as a vital component of the Societies twin objectives of:


  • Promoting education,
  • Increasing research opportunities for our younger members.



The Scheme involves close collaboration with a number of international centres of excellence in musculoskeletal research and will coincide with the iCORS meeting in Xian, China September 2016.


The Travel Plan


The fellowship has been modified since 2007, but it will be a 3 to 4 week fellowship, with approximately 3-6 days at each research unit.


The 2016 fellowship will be based in centres in the far East and Australasia.


The Fellows


Four to six Fellows, from clinical (e.g. medical, physiotherapy), biological and engineering will be selected via application and interview.


The Fellows will be required to present their research at the Centres and assimilate the work of the Centre through local presentations, lab visits and discussions.  We hope there will also be opportunity for social and cultural interaction.


BORS Young Investigators International Travelling Fellowship


BORS will provide the travel costs to the centres and contribute towards the accommodation and subsistence costs.


Other costs will be the responsibility of the Fellows


BORS will require a written report from the group for the website and presentation of the experience at the 2017 BORS annual meeting.


Eligibility Criteria


Applicants eligible for the BORS Travelling Fellowships must be:


  • A member of the British Orthopaedic Research Society and have attended at least one annual meeting.
  • Scientists, engineers, clinicians or health professionals working in musculoskeletal research.
  • Research active within the musculoskeletal field.
  • Registered for, or have completed, a PhD, MD or equivalent higher degree.
  • In the final year of their higher research degree or within a period of 5 years post degree award.
  • An effective communicator.
  • Able to present at least 2 high quality presentations on different aspects of their work and
  • Clinician applicants must be at the level of ST2 – ST5 i.e. committed to a career in orthopaedics.


Applications must include 5 labelled Sections:


  1. Written confirmation that the candidate meets the eligibility criteria (see above).
  2. A justification statement as to why they should be selected (1 A4 side only)
  3. Short CV (2 A4 side only)
  4. Abstracts for two presentations that could be given on fellowship (1A4 side only, per abstract)
  5. Written acceptance of the terms of the Fellowship
  6. Supporting reference from current line manager


Applications to be sent to Professor Gordon Blunn

c/o Rachel Godfrey

Email:  [email protected]  


CLOSING DATE:  4th September 2015


Decisions on fellowship will be made in September 2015.