WFSA Pilot Editorial Fellowship for Developing Countries 2023: (Deadline 31 May 2023)

WFSA Pilot Editorial Fellowship for Developing Countries 2023: (Deadline 31 May 2023)

The Association of Anaesthetists announce LMIC-based Editorial Fellowship starting September 2023.Two journals of the Association of Anaesthetists – Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Reports – are offering an extension of their established editorial fellowship scheme.This new 12-month fellowship will support an exceptional trainee anaesthetic doctor based in sub-Saharan Africa with a desire to develop their editorial skills.


About World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA)

After the end of the Second World War anaesthetists found that international travel became more widely available. This coupled with a desire to learn from others and exchange experiences led, through a series of other meetings, to the establishment of an Interim Committee which met in 1953 and 1954. In 1955 the first World Congress of Anaesthesiologists was held at Scheveningen in the Netherlands and at the end of the Congress the WFSA was formed. 26 Societies were represented with a further 16 observing. The original members in attendance were: Argentina, Austria, Austral…&nb.

AWF Pilot Editorial Fellowship

  • Category Fellowship
  • Organisation World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA)
  • Country to study
  • School to study
  • Course to study Not specified
  • Application Deadline May 31, 2023

Aim and Benefits of AWF Pilot Editorial Fellowship


  • Review and handle one to two manuscripts a week submitted to Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Reports under direct supervision. You will spend four months with three Editors and learn how to construct decision letters and subedit accepted manuscripts for style before publication;
  • Undertake a project with supervision from one or more Editors to be presented at a major Association of Anaesthetists international meeting with an aim to submit for publication;



  • Contribute to an editorial published in one of the journals;
  • Contribute at least one Anaesthesia Digested for publication in Anaesthesia News;
  • Attend editorial meetings held throughout the year (usually four) remotely
  • Be involved with areas of special clinical interest as well as contributing to #TheAnaesthesiaBlog, live broadcasts and podcasts;
  • Compile a report at the end of the Fellowship, to be submitted to the Editorial Board and the Fellow’s School of Anaesthesia/Deanery as appropriate (journal appraisal).


  • Successful applicants will gain experience of working across both journalsThere will be an honorarium of £2500 for the year with additional support for data costs and travel (for one in-person meeting per year).
  • The successful applicant will also receive membership of the Association of Anaesthetists during this year with associated benefits and training opportunities.

Requirements for AWF Pilot Editorial Fellowship Qualification

You must:

  • Be a qualified medical doctor with a M.MED degree or equivalent in Anaesthesia
  • Be working in a training position or be within 3 years of starting a substantive (fully trained) position
  • Be based in sub-Saharan Africa




Interview date, Process and Venue for AWF Pilot Editorial Fellowship

  • The Fellowship will start in September 2023.
  • Shortlisted applicants may be asked to undertake an editorial task or interviewed remotely.

Application Deadline

May 31, 2023

How to Apply

  • Include a one-page CV and copies of medical and anaesthetic qualifications
  • Include a 300-word outline of a project that you wish to undertake with an Editor which should be relevant to the journals, publishing or editorial work more generally [1–3].
  • Be formatted in accordance with Anaesthesia journal style, which can be found in the ‘instructions to authors’ section of the journal website.


There is an option to extend the fellowship for a further 12 months if all parties are in agreement.

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