Gordon Signy Fellowships 2020 - 2021, The World Pathology Foundation, USA


June 30, 2020


Opportunity Cover Image - Gordon Signy Fellowships 2020 - 2021, The World Pathology Foundation, USA

Gordon Signy Fellowships

1. Aim: The aim of the Gordon Signy Fellowship is to promote the public safety and the public health by fostering the development of anatomic and clinical pathology in all aspects, especially in the developing countries.  It is the intent of the Fellowship to provide opportunities for pathologists to study in countries other than their own and to return to their home countries with new skills to help their patients.

2. Award Amounts, Payments and Fellowship Certificates: The Fellowship provides an award of US $5,000 payable in two installments, the first US $4,500 at the beginning of a period of study and US $500 upon receipt of Fellows' reports of their experiences (see item 11 below).  For training periods exceeding 89 days, and at the discretion of the Regents of the Fellowship, an award of up to US $7,500 may be provided.  A certificate of Fellowship will be issued to each Fellow after the final Fellowship Award payment.

3. Number of Fellowships: The number of Fellowships offered each year is decided by the Trustees. For 2020, two Fellowships are offered.

4. Fellowship Purpose: The Fellowship is to assist a young pathologist to travel to another country to learn special skills to improve the care of patients when the Fellow returns to his or her own country. The award is not intended to support general training in pathology.

5. International scope: The Fellowship is open to pathologists from all countries.  Applicants must be living in their country of origin or their country of permanent residence at the time of the application.  For applications where residency is unclear, the Regents may require proof of residency for any individual applicant (this may include a driver's license or other form of government identification; electrical, telephone or other utility bills; or letters of certification from a governmental office).

6. Duration of Study: The duration of the study period is variable, but should be long enough to enable the applicant to acquire the skills proposed in the application.

7. Initial Training Completion and Country of Residence Requirements: Any pathologist:

a. who has completed his or her training in anatomical and/or clinical pathology or one of their branches prior to the beginning of their proposed fellowship training; and

b. who has completed training not more than 10 years prior to application deadline; and

c. who lives in his or her country of birth or permanent residence is eligible to apply for the Fellowship.

8. Training Location Requirement: Training must be in a country other than the applicant's own.

9. Return to Home Country Requirement: The applicant must return to his or her own country after completion of the proposed course of study.

10. Training Director Approval Requirement: Applicants must provide a letter of acceptance from the person under whom the applicant is going to work.  The letter must include approval of the proposed course of study.

NOTE: A letter from the institution where the applicant proposes to study must either accompany the application or, if sent separately, be received by the application deadline (30 June 2020). The signed letter must state that the applicant has been accepted for study and that the proposed dates of study and the proposed duration of study are acceptable.

11. Letter of Reference Requirement: Applicants must provide one signed letter of reference from a teacher, supervisor, mentor, faculty or other person who was either part of their initial pathology training program or worked closely with the applicant in the practice of pathology.

12. Diploma and Certificate Requirement: Applicants must provide a copy of their Medical Degree and Certificate of Training. The copy may be a photocopy and need not be a certified copy from the medical school or training program.

13. Disclosure of Support Requirement: The applicant must disclose all other sources of support (personal, family, corporate, other fellowships and training awards and so on) that will provide funds for the proposed training.

14. Curriculum Vitae Requirement: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae that includes their name and address, current employment, education, memberships in professional societies and organizations, appointments to health care staffs (e.g. medical staff of a hospital), research (if any) and publications (if any).

15. Report Requirement: At the conclusion of the program, the fellow must submit a short report to the World Pathology Foundation.  The report will be published on the WPF web site. Final Fellowship payments will not be made until this report is received.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Study Levels
Publish Date
June 14, 2020
Link To Original