Travel Grants

Application for 2024

EHS offers financial support for educational visits to other hernia centres. Apply here!


Travel Grant

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You can also apply for an extended surgical stay grant. Use the button below to learn more about this offer.

Find a host centre

In the ‘EHS Members Area’ you can find a list of centres and principal surgeons who offers to host an EHS travel grant awardee. You are of course also welcome to ask centres which are not on this list.  

Application for Travel Grant

Next application deadline: February 2025

These travel grants are for ANY EHS member to apply for, to visit another hernia centre/hernia expert in the geographical area served by the EHS. The travel grant applicant AND the principal surgeon in the visited centre MUST be members of the EHS. Currently, the EHS Travel Grant is not suitable for requests for travel to courses of congresses.


Applicants should provide:

  • Application letter describing the importance of the visit for the applicant. Please note – the visit should not be shorter than one week (5 working days).
  • Description of the learning goals and the reason to choose the visited centre.
  • Short curriculum vitae of the applicant. This should highlight the applicant’s abdominal wall/hernia interest.
  • Details of the applicants EHS membership, when they first became a member, and how many years of paid membership since.
  • Letter/email of acceptance from the leadership of the proposed centre to visit.


The grant will be transferred when the following documents have been provided:

  • Proof of expenses up to a maximum of 1250 euro to be reimbursed.
  • Letter /email from the leadership of the visited centre confirming the visit.
  • Short synthesis (max 1000 words) and some pictures by the applicant about their experience during the visit to be posted on the EHS website/Newsletter (Please avoid sending pictures taken in the operating room if a patient or other staff are visible. By sharing the pictures, you accept use of these at the EHS website, in EHS newsletters and EHS social media posts related to EHS travel grants).


Applications should be submitted to the EHS via the application form at this page.

The final decision for approval will be made by the EHS Board in Spring 2024. In addition, the awardees will be announced at the General Assembly during the EHS congress, Czech Republic, May 2024.

In case of any questions, please contact

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