The Leibinger Award Presented by Stryker
is designed to support a period of targeted education & training away from the host programme of the successful candidate.
The award will be given every two years and each recipient announced at the biennial Congress. The visit duration shall be left to the discretion of the applicant so long as the proposed budget does not exceed the award amount and the trip commences within 12 months from the award date.
The focus of the visits shall be to gain further perspective in the fields of maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery, H&N oncology, or craniofacial reconstruction.
The award shall be comprised of two parts:
€5,000.00, scholarship, per awardee, to cover travel and expenses to the host location. €750, per awardee, to cover travel expenses so the recipient can deliver a verbal, post-visit presentation at the EACMFS Council dinner or other event agreed upon by representatives from Stryker and the EACMFS Executive Committee. Successful candidates will be required to submit a written report to the Secretary General not more than three months after return from the host unit.
The Leibinger Award is restricted to Trainee Members of EACMFS (and those who have successfully completed training as specialists within three years of the date of application) and are made on the recommendation of the Endowment Committee ratified by the Executive Committee and reported to the Council.
Applicants should submit a completed application form with detailed curriculum vitae highlighting career aspirations and contributions already made to the specialty together with details of the programme to be visited, the aims and objectives and the gains anticipated.
Signed approval by the host and visiting programme directors is mandatory and it is strongly recommended that prospective candidates seek advice and approval from the respective national bodies supervising the training programmes.
DEADLINE for applications – 30th June in the year preceding the Congress