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BSG Trainees Section Out of Programme Award

 

Name of award or bursary?BSG Trainees Section Out of Programme Award 
Responsible officer or team member?Trainees Committee Manager working in conjunction with the Trainees' Section Committee Awards Lead
Amount and details of award?£1,000

The money should be used to fund travel, to assist costs of arranging the post (e.g. registration with foreign medical councils) or to present publications arising from the attachment at national/international meeting.

ScopeThe award is open to any BSG member who is training in gastroenterology in the UK. This includes members of the BSG Trainee Section Committee not directly involved in the organisation of the award. Applicants must have a national training number (NTN).

The applicant should be undertaking (or planning to undertake) an attachment or posting outside of their normal training scheme.  This may be within the UK or abroad and can be a short term attachment or longer clinical post.
Criteria

Applicants should write a personal statement containing a full description of the work, a description of why the work is relevant to training and a proposal of how the money will be spent. The application should detail the available local training opportunities and what additional benefit the proposed attachment will offer. 

The personal statement should contain a full description of the work, a description of why the work is relevant to training and a proposal of how the money will be spent. The application should detail the available local training opportunities and what additional benefit the proposed attachment will offer.
Conditions of the AwardThe successful applicant must submit a report to the Trainees' Section within 12 months of the award.  The report should include a summary of the work undertaken and information on opportunities for other trainees.

The successful applicant must attend the plenary session of the BSG Annual Meeting for receipt of the award.
Timeline – advertisingOpens 6 months prior to the Annual Meeting at the same time as the other Trainees and CSSC awards.

Timeline – submission4 months prior to the Annual Meeting - usually 2 weeks after the FAJ and Hopkins awards close
At the same time as all the other Trainees awards close
Reviewing deadline
 26th July 2021

Approx 3 weeks to review
ApplicationsApplications are made via a form on the BSG website
  • Name
  • Home address
  • Email
  • Date of Birth
  • Current work address
  • Current post or position held
  • BSG membership number
  • National Training Number
  • Deanery
  • Personal Statement (max 750 words)
Timeline - announcementApprox 4 weeks after closing
Decision-makerPanel of BSG reviewers recruited by the Trainee Section Committee
Who is it paid by?BSG from Trainees Section
How is it paid?Claimed via expenses
 Judging Timeline

WhatTiming
Who Responsible
Identify and liaise with Trainees Committee member who is leading awards1 month before the closing date

26th May 2021
Trainees Committee Manager
Recruit reviewers and notify BSG Office1 month before the closing date

2nd June 2021
Trainees Committee Awards Lead
Contact reviewers and remind them of timelines2 weeks before closing

19th July
Trainees Committee Manager
Download applications from the website and send them to the office Committee lead
Day after the application deadline

5th July 2021
Marketing
Applications are anonymised and sent to reviewers3 weeks after the application deadline

26th July 2021
Trainees Committee Manager
Reviewers to return scores for collating by Trainees Committee Manager who informs bsg marketing of decision3 weeks after the application deadline

26th July 2021
Trainees Committee Manager
Notify Trainees Section Awards Lead and Chair of Trainees who the winner is1 day after receiving all scores

27th July 2021
Trainees Committee Manager
Notification emails sent to winner and applicatants4 weeks after closing date

2nd August 2021
Marketing
Winner notified to Head of Communications and FinanceOnce emails have been sentSection Committee Manager