Bursaries Offered

Ear Aid Nepal Educational Otology Awards are offered to Nepali Doctors and Audiologists based in Nepal. There are two types of bursary.

On an annual basis we provide bursaries to one or two doctors and one audiologist to support attendance at an overseas course.

We provide staff educational bursaries to employees of the Ear Hospital and training centre who can show a need for financial assistance to attend training opportunities that will benefit the centre.

We also support UK trainees to visit the Ear Hospital and Treatment Centre to gain experience of the work we do in Pokhara.

Overseas Bursary

Criteria for selection and application process

This is awarded to one or two Doctors to provide financial support to attend an OTOLOGY course or conference

  • Bursary equivalent to UK £3,000

This may be awarded to one Audiologist to provide financial support to attend an appropriate overseas course.

  • Bursary equivalent to UK £2000

Course requirements:

  • Training courses should be of up to one week
  • Course must be attended within 12 months of award being confirmed with candidate
  • Course should preferably be in the UK but other internationally recognised centres will be considered
  • Candidates will be responsible for all travel and other practical arrangements
  • For courses in the UK, EAN may be able to arrange a 1 week additional observational otology and lateral skull base attachment immediately before or after the selected UK course in a teaching department. Dates would require negotiation with the centre and the consultant offering supervision.

Application process:

  • Society of Otolaryngologists of Nepal (SOL) will be responsible for circulation of details of the award on an annual basis
  • Closing date for receipt will be announced in advance each year with a strict deadline
  • Medical candidates should have completed MS ENT or equivalent postgraduate ENT qualification
  • Audiology candidates should have completed Bachelor of Audiology or Bachelor of Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology (BASLP) or equivalent
  • Candidates must be under 35 years of age on the date of course, and must provide their Date of Birth on their application form
  • A CV and 200 word explanation of your reason for attending your chosen course including how it will provide benefit to your work should be submitted in application for this bursary
  • Applications should be submitted following details on Society of Otolaryngologists of Nepal (SOL) website

Selection process:

  • SOL panel will shortlist 5 candidates per bursary (Additional advice may be sought from the Speech and Hearing Association of Nepal, SHAN and the SALT facebook page) Names of members of SOL panel to be available to candidates and EAN
  • Final decision will be made by EAN trustees in UK (names of members to be available to candidates and SOL)
  • Skype interview of candidates with an EAN appointed panel in UK may be required
  • The decision of the EAN trustees is final and no further correspondence will be entered into

Following receipt of bursary:

  • Cancellations must be notified as soon as possible
  • EAN reserve the right to pay the course fee directly to the course organisers and will provide any remaining amount to the candidate directly
  • For courses in the UK, EAN will, if possible provide local contacts to help facilitate the visit
  • A report must be supplied (1,000-2,000 words) to EAN and SOL within 1 month of attendance, preferably with photographic images. The report must explain the course content and include reflection on knowledge gained and the usefulness of this course to the candidate

Staff Educational Bursary

EAN provide Staff educational bursaries for those working at the Ear Centre at INF Green Pastures Hospital, Pokhara and in its ear care community outreach settings.

These bursaries are only available to members of staff, both clinical and non-clinical. Medical and audiology staff are also able to compete on an equal basis for the Ear Aid Nepal Educational Otology Awards described above.

Application form for Staff Educational Bursary


Previous Award Winners' Reports

2023- Phui Yee Wong

2023- Catherine de Cates

2023 - Dr Abishesh Shakya

2023- Dr Nabinraj Gautam

2022 - Dr Sara Timms

2022 - Dr Amit Jha

2022 - Dr Sudhir Gopal Parajuli

2021 - Bhavesh Patel

2019 - Sr Kunwar

2018 - Dr Shrestha

2018 - Dr Nabin

2017 - Dr Bivek Aryal

2017 - Dr Nain Mahatol