The Trustees invite applications for a major overseas TWJ Fellowship in Otology in 2018


Auckland City Hospital & Starship Children’s Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Division of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Mr Michel Neef, Mr Hamish Sillars, and Ms Michelle Wong

Clinical Otology, Neurotology and Skull-base Surgery

12 months commencing 1st July 2018

Hospital website


Fellowships are open to ENT Specialty Registrars on numbered otolaryngology training programmes in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  Applicants must have passed the Intercollegiate FRCS but may be pre- or post-CCT by the time the Fellowship commences.  All Fellowships are inspected by the Trustees.  The grant takes the form of an educational stipend of £25,000 which is not liable to income tax under current HMRC regulations: this is intended to cover the first 6 months, and the second 6 months is funded through Auckland City Hospital.

Instructions for application are on the Applications page of this website.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10th July 2017 followed by interviews for the shortlisted candidates at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Friday 22nd September 2017.  Interviews will be held jointly with the Graham Fraser Foundation, and candidates are encouraged to apply for both Foundations’ Fellowships.




Short Fellowships

The Trustees also offer grants of £750 to help young Consultant Otologists visit leading European Otology Clinics for a week of clinical observation and personal instruction, attached to an advanced Otology Course at the same institution.  Applications will also be considered from final-year ENT Specialty Registrars in the UK and Republic of Ireland who have passed the Intercollegiate FRCS and have a special interest in Otology.

‘Clinique Jean Causse’ in Béziers, France
– supervised by Professor Robert Vincent and his colleagues
– annually in June
Clinic website                    Course webpage

‘Radboud University Medical Centre’ in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
– supervised by Professor Jef Mulder and his colleagues
– annually in February
Clinic website                    Course webpage

‘European Institute for ORL, Sint-Augustinus’ in Antwerp, Belgium
– supervised by Professor Erwin Offeciers and his colleagues
Clinic website                    Courses website



All enquiries can be addressed to:

Lidija Ivnik, Executive Assistant (secretary@twjfoundation.org)

TWJ Foundation
Auckland City Hospital

Auckland City Hospital


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Jean Causse Ear Clinic


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