Application for Travel Grants


Travel Grants Application Process

The application process for Travel Grants for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Surgery, the International Surgical Week ISW 2022  in Vienna, Austria will open.


International Travel Grants for Surgeons and Anesthetists

The International Society of Surgery Foundation (ISS Foundation) offers a number of Travel Grants to young surgeons in general-, trauma- and digestive surgery and anaesthetists (< 40 years old) from developing countries who have demonstrated interest in teaching and research. The award will permit the recipient access to the International Surgical Week (ISW) 2022, the 49th Congress of the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) in Vienna, Austria, which takes place from August 15 to 18, 2022. The award is to be a contribution towards travel, hotel, and living expenses. The congress registration will be for free for awardees.

Applicants must be documented graduates of Schools of Medicine and younger than age 40 years. Applicants whose careers are in the developing stage are deemed more suitable candidates than those in senior academic positions. 

The date of birth has to be included in the application and a photograph, which should be a passport-sized photo. Applications will be accepted only when the applicant is in surgical or anaesthetic practice, teaching, or research in a field of or related to surgery/anaesthesia for a minimum of one year following completion of all formal training.

Individuals who are already economically funded by any third party, or who have received a prior ISS Foundation travel award in the past, may not apply again for an ISS Foundation Travel Scholarship. If any support is obtained while the ISS Foundation Application is in process or already awarded, the ISS Foundation office must be immediately informed.

Award sponsors: ISSF | IATSIC | ISDS | ASAP


  • Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and clinical or basic research by their country of origin standards.

  • Applicants should provide separate lists of all published scientific journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts (avoid articles in press).

  • Applicants must provide a short statement of personal goals and career objectives in the discipline of surgery.

  • Applicants should have a working knowledge of English (proceedings of the ISS/SIC Congress are in English only).

  • Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from not more than three of their colleagues, one of whom must be the chairman of the department in which they hold their appointment. The chairman’s letter must include a specific statement detailing the nature and extent of the applicant's teaching and other academic involvement.

  • Travel scholars are required to submit a report of the experience provided through their scholarship to the ISS Foundation office at the meeting's completion.

Further information and travel award applications for the International Surgical Week (ISW) 2022 can be obtained from the ISS Foundation Office.


The application process is now open.


The deadline to apply is January 23rd, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31, 2022. The award must be used for the International Surgical Week ISW 2022.


Successful applicants are required to follow the Travel Scholar Program. This program will be published at a later stage.

Submit to:

Marco Patti, President, ISS Foundation

Michael G. Sarr, Secretary-Treasurer, ISS Foundation

DISCLOSURE: By applying for the ISS Foundation Travel Scholarship, the applicant declares that she/he is not in an economic position to self-support ISW 2022 attendance. Furthermore, no financial support from any third party is given at the date of application.

Application Requirements



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