Opening date: Monday 30 November
Closing date: Friday 22 January
Two Medical Student Virtual Mobility Grants will be available in 2020-21. With the aim of increasing students’ knowledge of global health, the grants will provide funding for medical schools to deliver virtual mobility projects in partnership with medical schools at ACU member universities in other countries.
This scheme will replace the Edward Boyle medical elective bursaries, which supported UK medical students to undertake overseas electives. The reflect the current times, the Medical Student Mobility Grants are for virtual collaborations only.
Projects within the scope of the grants can include:
The projects must involve students from two institutions in different countries, must involve online interaction, and should allow students to develop their intercultural skills and knowledge. The project must be delivered before the end of 2021.
Grant amount and criteria
Two grants of a maximum of GBP 5000 will be available. Each grant will be split between the two institutions collaborating on the project.
One grant will fund an exchange between a UK medical school and a medical school in a low or middle-income country, while the other grant has no geographical limitations.
As part of the application form, applicants must:
Successful applicants will need to submit a report which compares the outcomes to those projected as part of the application, as well as providing one of their outputs to be shared with other member universities.