The FIGO/Chien-Tien HSU Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology
In Memorium of Chien-Tien Hsu
Chien-Tien Hsu was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Biochemistry at the Taipei Medical College and, subsequently, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the National Yang-Ming Medical College, both in Taipei, Taiwan. Professor Hsu became internationally renowned for his work in radical surgery for cervical cancer. He served on many FIGO committees but most notably on its Oncology Committee. Following his death in 1992, the FIGO/Chien-Tien Hsu Fellowship for young physicians beginning a career in gynaecologic oncology was established in his honour and memory.
The Chien-Tien Hsu Research Foundation and FIGO have established a fellowship to enable young obstetricians and gynaecologists who are beginning a career in gynaecologic oncology to attend the FIGO World Congress and to visit a gynaecologic oncology centre in the country where a FIGO Congress is being held.
A grant of USD $5,000 will be awarded to each successful applicant to defray the expenses incurred in attending the FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Please also note that should COVID-19 related travel restrictions impact on the attendance of the successful applicants, the award would then take the form of a scholarship. The scholarship funds would be allocated towards the cost of virtual registrations and other associated costs (e.g. special electronic equipment to support virtual links) incurred by both the successful applicants and the host institution.
Be 40 years old or younger
Be able to communicate fluently in English
Hold a postgraduate degree in obstetrics and gynaecology
Be engaged in a research project in oncology
Be able to present an oral communication or poster at the XXII FIGO World Congress on Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Scanned copies of (a) a valid passport, (b) a medical degree, (c) a postgraduate degree (d) translation into English of all degree certificates (where applicable). If you cannot send scanned copies, please contact us and we will advise further.
A letter of recommendation from head of department
A summary of a free communication to be presented at the FIGO World Congress on a subject related to gynaecologic oncology
A report will need to be submitted to FIGO by the end of December 2021. This report will be considered for publication in the Federation’s Newsletter.
Selection of Candidates
FIGO and the Chien-Tien Hsu Foundation will appoint a Selection Committee to review the applications. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of March 2021. Please note that no correspondence can be entered into regarding the Selection Committee’s decision.
Deadline for Submission of Applications
The deadline for submission of applications is 31 January 2021. Submissions are now closed.