2nd Ear Aid Nepal Educational Otology Awards
Offered to Doctors and Audiologists
Criteria for selection
- The award is intended to facilitate the selected DOCTOR candidate(s) to attend an OTOLOGY course or conference.
- On this occasion we also offer one place for a qualified AUDIOLOGIST to attend an appropriate course.
- Course duration of up to about 1 week
- Bursary equivalent to UK £2,500
- EAN reserve the right to pay the course fee directly to the course organisers and will provide any remaining amount to the candidate directly
- Cancellations must be notified as soon as possible
- Candidate must be under 35 years of age on date of course
- Medical Candidate should have completed MS ENT or equivalent postgraduate ENT qualification
- Audiology Candidate should have completed Bachelor of Audiology or Bachelor of Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology (BASLP) or equivalent.
- Course date must be within 12 months of acceptance of the candidate by EAN trustees
- Attach CV and 200 word explanation of reason for attending this particular course and how it will provide benefit
- Submit applications via details on SOL website
- SOL panel will shortlist 5 candidates (Additional advice may be sought from the Speech and Hearing Association of Nepal, SHAN)
- Names of members of SOL panel to be available to candidates and EAN
- Final decision made by EAN trustees in UK (names of members to be available to candidates and SOL)
- Skype interview of candidates with an EAN appointed panel in UK may be required
- Course should preferably be in UK
- Or internationally recognized centre
- Candidates responsible for all travel and other practical arrangements
- For courses in the UK, EAN will if possible provide local contacts to help facilitate the visit
- Candidate must provide evidence that a provisional place has been obtained on the course
- Report must be supplied (1000-2000 words) to EAN and SOL within 1 month of attendance, preferably with photographic images. The report must explain the course content, reflection on knowledge gained and the usefulness of this course to the candidate
- For courses in the UK, Mr. Jeremy Lavy (Consultant Otologist at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in London) offers a 1/52 observational otology and lateral skull base attachment in his department. Dates would need to be negotiated directly with him, but would normally be immediately before or after the selected UK course. In some cases an alternative observational option may be negotiated.
- The success of the first bursary awards in 2017/18 has encouraged the EAN panel to repeat the award this year and to expand it to include an audiologist, it may be repeated annually as funds permit. Either one, two or three candidates will be selected depending on suitable applications and funds
- The decision of the EAN trustees is final and no further correspondence will be entered into
- Closing date for receipt of applications by SOL for the 2018/19 bursary is 1st June 2018 (and in any subsequent years will again be 1st June each year)
- Suitable courses may often be best identified from the ‘ENT News’ diary pages at: http://www.entandaudiologynews.com/diary/?year=2017&month=2&page=1&cat=0