About our grants and awards

2016-17 Grants and awards

The Institute of Medical Ethics (IME) offers grants, student elective bursaries, and scholarships (covering the next academic year) for students wishing to do an intercalated degree in medical ethics or an allied subject. These grants are only for undergraduate students.

Applicants do not need to be IME members to be considered for a grant/award, nor to enter our competitions.

Institutional grants to support meetings or other activities of which medical ethics is a substantial component are also available.

Please note that each award has its own application form and that closing dates may differ. You can download the relevant documents below.

Conference Grants

Conference grants are awarded to UK based undergraduate medical students and UK based postgraduate students studying for their MA, MPhil or PhD in medical ethics or bioethics (and includes F1 & 2 doctors) to support attendance at meetings, conferences or other activities of which medical ethics is a substantial component. Conference grants are available throughout the year.

Postgraduate & Foundation Doctor Conference Grant Application Form

Postgraduate & Foundation Doctor Conference Grant Guidelines

Undergraduate Conference Grant Application Form

Undergraduate Conference Grant Guidelines

Institutional Grants

Grants of up to £500 will be considered to support meetings or other activities of which medical ethics is a substantial component and which promote understanding of ethical issues related to health care. Institutional grants are available throughout the year.

Student applications must be made jointly with a member of staff.

Institutional Grant Application Form

Institutional Grant Guidelines

Medical Student Electives

Bursaries of up to £700 each to support Medical Student Electives, or exceptionally Special Study Modules, on issues in medical ethics.  

The BMA website provides a 'toolkit' that can be helpful for ethics and medical electives in resource-poor countries

The closing date is 30 January 2017. No applications will be accepted after that date. 

Medical Elective Application Form

Medical Elective Guidelines

Medical Student Intercalated Scholarships

Scholarships of up to £2,000 each to support students who wish to do an intercalated degree in Medical Ethics. Students may apply for a scholarship before they know the outcome of their course application. (See guideline 8 at the end of the application form).

The closing date is 29 March 2017. No applications will be accepted after that date.

Intercalated Scholarship Application Form

Intercalated Scholarship Guidelines

For further information please email: contact@instituteofmedicalethics.org