Specialist Training Fund


A trainee in full time training in Ireland is eligible for €500 per year. This fund supports trainee participation in relevant educational & training events, which are additional to the mandatory elements of training. Course fees, flights & hotel fees, books & equipment costs can be claimed via this fund as well as UKITE examination fees if you register with the British Orthopaedic Society as a Non-BOA member.

PLEASE NOTE: If you register for UKITE as a regular BOA member you will not be able to recoup this examination fee back as membership fees cannot be claimed back from any fund to-date*. Claims can only be made for courses/equipment paid by you, in the current year i.e. July to July each year e.g. July 2019 to July 2020, July 2020 to July 2021 etc.

In order to submit claims to this fund:

  • Please submit a Specialist Training Fund Reimbursement Form (do ensure this form is signed by one of your Trainers), original receipts & copies of your certificates of attendance (if required) to Ms Jackie Browne, please see below for contact details.
  • If all your paperwork is in order your claim will be processed & sent to the Finance Department.
  • Payments are processed within six weeks approximately. Please note applications not in good order will delay reimbursement.
  • We endeavour to reimburse trainees within a 4 week period subject to ongoing funding and all claim applications received are in good order.


Jackie Browne

Surgical Affairs

121 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2


*UKITE only relevant to Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Trainees.

Specialist Training Fund Claim Application Form  (2020 - 2021) - CLICK HERE

Guidance Document for Trainees, Training Body Personnel & Employers (July 2020) - CLICK HERE