The David Nott Foundation office is now closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and our staff are working remotely. Some of our forthcoming surgical training courses have had to be postponed and we continue to support surgeons working in austere environments, globally, using safer alternative means. The best way to contact us is via email on [email protected]

Apply for a Scholarship

David Nott Foundation has a number of scholarships available each year for surgeons.

Apply to be a

David Nott Foundation Scholar

Successful applicants will have their places on the Surgical Training for the Austere Environment (STAE) course, directed by David Nott and held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, funded by the Foundation. The Foundation may also make a contribution to travel and accommodation costs in London for the duration of the course.

The STAE course was created by David Nott to equip medical professionals travelling to conflict and catastrophe zones with the skills to make resource based triage decisions, perform a range of surgical procedures and handle the normal range of abdominal emergencies affecting a civilian population in resource constrained environments.

The course covers cases associated with conflict and catastrophe, particularly penetrating and crush injuries as well as the management of trauma of the limbs, head, thorax and torso.

A further focus is on post-disaster/conflict procedures including skin flaps and grafts, and the management of orthopaedic fractures using external fixation and traction.

One day of the course, held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, deals with the decision making and management of obstetric emergencies including post-partum haemorrhage and caesarean section.

If you support the aims and objectives of the David Nott Foundation and want to improve standards of surgery and medical care, please email [email protected] and tell us why you should have a funded place.

Applicants should be surgeons in training or specialty surgeons who require a more generalist surgical training.

Scholar Testimonials

The course provided me with precise, practical and feasible ways of dealing with trauma. Because of the scholarship I was able to gain skills to confidently deal with trauma cases in the remote areas of Ladakh where I live and work.
Dr Padma Deskit
This scholarship has been so good for us. It made me realise the gaps in the education of doctors at home and my dream is to improve the training of the new generation and build up our Libyan health system.
Dr Mohamed Al Taib
This course is the most professional, useful, hands- on I have ever attended. Not just because of material or faculties but because it was delivered by David Nott who has real front line experience and is a great humanitarian.
Dr Saleh Abujamra

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