SICOT Travelling Fellowship (closed)

Funded by SICOT & Århus University Hospital, Denmark


Every year, SICOT offers young surgeons three-month fellowships to visit an internationally renowned orthopaedic centre. The aim is to improve knowledge and surgical skills. 

The fellowships are:

  • Danish Travelling Fellowshipat Århus University Hospital in Denmark specialised in Spine Surgery. SICOT will cover the accommodation and travel expenses (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis) up to EUR 2,000 (proof of expenses must be provided).

  • International Travelling FellowshipThe winner will plan his fellowship (arrange his travel, accommodation and make contact with the center of his choice) and will be awarded a total of EUR 2,500 to do this. This center should have a SICOT member, or the corresponding surgeon is known to, or in contact with, SICOT.



  • Must be a SICOT member with membership dues paid two years in a row at the time of the application (the year of the application deadline and the year before)

  • Must be 45 years or under at the beginning of the fellowship

  • Must have five or more years of specialised orthopaedic training at the time of application

  • Health insurance coverage during stay at centre

  • Medical check-up before travel (including lab results for blood tests) 

  • Application form must be filled in

  • Priority is given to candidates having attended one or more SICOT Congress(es) in the past 4 years

  • Preference will be given to international fellows. SICOT will not cover the travelling costs of national fellows.


Documents to submit to [email protected]:

  • Application Form to be filled in

  • Copy of birth certificate or passport 

  • Up-to-date CV mentioning

    • the date of birth

    • the logbook

    • the academic achievements

    • other achievements

    • the professional experience in Orthopaedics (with month and year of beginning and ending)

    • the field(s) of interest

  • Two recommendation letters, one must be from the current Head of Department

  • A document proving the English level

  • Motivation letter containing aim of travel, specialty of interest and Fellowship being applied for (1 choice) and how this Fellowship will benefit your home country or hospital

  • Recent medical check-up (including lab results for blood tests)

  • Two references with e-mail contacts

  • For the International Travelling Fellowship: the acceptance letter(s) from the centre(s) and the contact person from the centre(s)


Deadline for applications: 30 May 2024


Successful applicants are required to submit a report to SICOT upon completion of their fellowship.