The British Division of the International Academy of Pathology wishes to make available a small number of bursaries, principally to permit trainee pathologists from less affluent countries to obtain training in one of the countries of the British Division. In most cases successful applicants will attend one of the educational meetings of the British Division. We also wish to encourage successful applicants to spend up to two weeks training in a laboratory while they are in the UK or other areas covered by the British Division. Accommodation expenses will be provided to facilitate this.

Final decisions on who will benefit from these bursaries will be made by the Education and IT Subcommittee of the British Division, but preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Wish to travel from less affluent countries, and would not otherwise be able to travel abroad
  • Are in training posts
  • Can demonstrate how the information and training sought will be of benefit to their own institution

Detailed information on the conditions of the bursary are available through this link and must be read and understood by all applicants. Please note item (2) of the conditions; applicants are expected to have provisionally agreed a period of training in a UK laboratory. Bench fees of up to £100 per week can be paid to facilitate such agreements.

Information about forthcoming meetings is published in the Journal of the British Division, Histopathology, and on this website.

Timing of applications: Applications should be made at least three months before the proposed educational meeting. All applications will be considered on receipt by the Education and IT Subcommittee and applicants will be notified, preferably by e-mail, within six weeks of receipt.

Select this link to obtain a printable application form. The Web page you obtain should be printed, filled in and posted to the address given. It is NOT an interactive web page.

Alternatively, select this link to obtain an on line application form.

Applicants will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two independent referees. A suggested format for referees’ reports can be obtained from this link.

Alternatively, please contact the Administrative Secretary of the British Division of the IAP:

Mrs Carol Harris, Administrative Secretary, BDIAP, P. O. Box 73, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 1RY, U.K.
Fax: (+44)(0) 117 907 7941

Email: bdiap@blueyonder.co.uk