Prakash Foundation Low Income Country Surgical Scholarships (LINCSS)

Sponsored by Department of Surgery of the University of Toronto, Canada

Surgeons from low income countries can apply for this 3 to 12 months’ Scholarship at the University of Toronto, Canada, to help them with educational opportunities. The low income country surgeon may be a resident, clinical fellow, or visiting scholar. 

The aim of these Scholarships is clinical surgery, education, and research.

The Scholarship will take place between 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2017. The host department in Toronto provides a portion of financial support, up to $ 70,000 (for one year) to help the fellow during his stay.


Application process

  • Letter of application (three page maximum) giving the following information:

    • Sponsoring faculty surgeon clearly identified;

    • Explicit  educational objectives are;

    • Benefit of receiving the training in Toronto;

    • Strong preference if trainee is participating in direct patient care in Toronto (must have an educational license and observership model discouraged);

    • Plans for return to home country/region and incorporation of training into career progression are described;

    • Documented  support from home program;

    • Patient population and benefit are identified; 

    • Preference is given to applications supporting vulnerable populations (eg. children, women, the poor).

  • Budget and justification (one page)

  • Letters of support from division/department heads


Deadline for applications: 20 July 2015


Applications should be sent to: Mrs Maricar Aruta ( with as topic of the e-mail: Prakash Foundation LINCSS Scholarships.