The Trustees invite applications for a major overseas TWJ Research Fellowship in Paediatric Cochlear Implantation & Otology in 2019


The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Professor Blake Papsin and Professor Adrian James

Paediatric Cochlear Implantation & Otology
with opportunities for clinical observation

12 months commencing 1st July 2019

Hospital website
Department of Paediatric Otolaryngology webpage


The Fellowship is open to ENT Specialty Registrars on numbered otolaryngology training programmes in the UK and Republic of Ireland, and would be particularly suitable for those on an academic track.  Applicants need not have passed the Intercollegiate FRCS and 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 the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st January 2018 followed by interviews for the shortlisted candidates at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Thursday 1st March 2018.




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

Hospital for Sick Children Toronto


Cause Clinic

Jean Causse Ear Clinic


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