Visiting Fellowship – Medacta


The EFORT FOUNDATION is pleased to announce that this new visiting fellowship programme is made possible thanks to a grant from Medacta.

Applications are open  to orthopaedic specialists according to their national regulations and being below 45 years of age as well as to residents in their last year of residency, from the following countries:

  • Australia,
  • Austria,
  • Brazil,
  • Canada,
  • Belgium,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • Greece,
  • Indonesia,
  • Italy,
  • Japan,
  • South Africa,
  • Spain,
  • Switzerland,
  • United Kingdom, and
  • United States of America.

Candidates can apply for a short term stay of 2 to 8 weeks, a medium term stay of 3 to 6 months or a long term stay of 7 to 12 months, depending on the recognised hosting centres, please consult our list of hosting centers (PDF document, 3 page, 48kb). The number of total grants (consisting of EUR 1.500 – EUR 15.000) being available in 2014 depends on the variable duration of the selected projects.

Each grant is designed to cover the fellow’s travel and living expenses for the duration of the stay. Please note that for intercontinental travel, fellows will receive an additional sum of EUR 1.000 uniquely to cover higher costs.

All applications will be periodically reviewed by the EFORT FOUNDATION evaluation committee and the selected candidates will be notified in writing. Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications throughout the year and one application only per year of reference. Applicants who have not been awarded a visiting fellowship grant in the course of previous two years are allowed to apply again for the current year.

For any questions, please contact the EFORT FOUNDATION at

Please have the respective documents ready in electronic format for applying:

  • Copy of your MD licence
  • Copy of your licence as an Orthopaedic specialist or residency registration certificate
  • 2 letters of recommendation

To apply please go to