Welcome to the TWJ Foundation

Incorporating the Michael Cook Tinnitus Fund

The TWJ Foundation was founded in 1974 as a charitable trust with the specific aim of helping patients with deafness overcome their disability. The Foundation offers research and educational grants to otolaryngologists and other related audiological professionals working in the British National Health Service in order to achieve this goal.

Each Year We Award:

  • Major Overseas Grants to ENT Specialty Registrars on numbered otolaryngology training programmes in the British Isles who have passed the Intercollegiate FRCS (pre- or post-CCT). These TWJ Fellowships are available for six months to one year in overseas university ENT departments to specifically supplement the otological training of the applicant. The current TWJ Fellowships are advertised in the July/August edition of ENT NEWS and on this website.  Each specialty registrar also receives a broadsheet advertising the Fellowships through ENT UK.
  • Causse Clinic Grants
    These grants are for Consultant Otolaryngologists working within the NHS with a specialist interest in otology. They provide for a week’s personal instruction from Professor Robert Vincent and his colleagues at the Clinique Jean Causse in Beziers, France.
  • Conference & Educational Grants
    These grants are offered to Otolaryngologists, ENT Specialty Registrars, Audiologists and Hearing Therapists who wish  to attend otological courses and meetings.
  • Thesis Grants
    These grants are offered to help with completion of a higher degree by ENT Specialty Registrars.
  • Requests for Help
    The Trustees welcome correspondence from any applicant who seeks help within the mission statement of the Foundation.


TWJ Foundation



David Wright


Martin Bailey

Charles Wickham-Jones
Senior Trustee

Patrick Humphris

David Jobson
General Practitioner

David Proops

Shakeel Saeed
Professor of Otology

Mark Wickham-Jones
Professor of Political Science