With the aim of increasing students’ knowledge of global health, the Medical Student Virtual Mobility Grants provide funding for medical schools to deliver virtual mobility projects in partnership with medical schools at ACU member universities in other countries.
Two grants of a maximum of GBP 5,000 are 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.
Virtual mobility projects can be delivered in a several ways. 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. Applications will only be accepted from staff of medical schools. Students are not eligible to apply directly.
As part of the application form, applicants must give an overview of the project, and describe the project’s learning outcomes, which must include both developing students’ intercultural skills, as well as their knowledge of global health.
This scheme will replace the Edward Boyle medical elective bursaries, which supported UK medical students to undertake overseas electives. To reflect the current times, the Medical Student Mobility Grants are for virtual collaborations only.