The scholarship aims at providing an one-off financial support to local young hand surgeons who intend to have overseas visit outside Hong Kong in the interest of academic activities pertained to Hand Surgery or Microsurgery applicable to orthopaedic practice.
The scholarship provides a grant of maximum HK$ 10,000 per applicant for sponsorship of one return economic class air-ticket, hotel accommodation fee and registration fee of overseas hand conferences.
One scholarship is available for application this year.
The applicants must be HKSSH Life Members or paid-up HKSSH full members and preferably be a young surgeon (< 40 years old) in active practice of Hand Surgery and/or Microsurgery as applicable to orthopaedic practice.
The applicant shall send an e-mail to the Secretary of the Society between 23rd December, 2015 and 20th August, 2016 together with a proposed plan of overseas visit, a brief curriculum vitae and a copy of recent personal photo.
Deadline of application
The deadline is 20th August, 2016.
Selection and Issuing Process
All applications will be processed in the Council meeting of the Society. Priority for selection will be given to applicants who have not received any form of scholarship issued by the HKSSH before.
Formal notification letter of acceptance will be sent out to individual successful applicant before the issue of the Scholarship at the Annual Congress.
Duty of successful applicant
The applicant should accomplish the proposed trip personally.
The applicant should provide certified documentation of the trip together with a written report to the Secretary within one month upon return from overseas. The report will be published in the Newsletter of the Society. The applicant should also present an oral report at the next HKSSH Annual Congress.
Under normal circumstances, the scholarship grant will be reimbursed after the accomplishment of the overseas visit.
The applicant must have accomplished the overseas trip within 1 year of approval of the scholarship.