*Unfortunately we will be unable to award an elective until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. This will be reviewed continually and we hope to be able to reinstate the BMDST-RSM Student Elective Awards soon.
- A grant of £500-£1,000 to undertake a specific project on a medical or dental elective.
Application deadlines are twice annually on 31 January and 31 July. Confirmation on if you have been successful will be announced no more than 10 weeks after the deadline date. Your elective must take place AFTER the deadline date. We cannot offer grants to electives which are taking place before the deadline date.
Medical and dental students in the UK and other EU medical and dental schools.
Submit a 700-word proposal on your medical elective that includes the following information:
- The type of work involved (the scope is wide and includes any type of research)
- Its purpose (aims)
- The approach you intend to take to collecting information or data and to the analysis (methodology)
- The projected outcomes or potential impact of the research
- How this experience will help your career development
You will also need to attach the following documentation to your application:
- Letter/email from your medical or dental school confirming that they support your elective
- Confirmation letter/email from your host institution if applicable
- Recommendation letter/email from your tutor/supervisor
- Confirmation that full consideration has been given to the ethics of the proposal
- Confirmation that full consideration has been given to health and safety of the student