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Applications are now closed for the Educational Fellowships for Glasgow 2020. 

The XXXIII Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and 32nd Congress of the European Society of Pathology scheduled is going virtual! The virtual congress took place 6-8 December 2020. 

Read the official address from Congress Presidents Holger Moch and Ray McMahon.

Updates will be posted on the ESP/IAP congress website. An FAQ section is also available, which will also be updated on a regular basis, to find answers to questions that might arise. 

If you are a Glasgow 2020 BDIAP Educational Fellowship recipient the BDIAP Administrative Team will be in contact with your directly in due course. If you have any queries please contact Sam Kiely

These Fellowships are for BDIAP members and BDIAP Schools applicants only, particularly those at Foundation and Specialty Trainee Level (or equivalent in their home country) and are intended to allow members to undertake research and other investigative activities such as audits that should be submitted as abstracts in the early Spring of 2020 for the Glasgow 2020 meeting to be held in December.

The maximum value of any one Fellowship is £2,500 but applications for smaller amounts will also be considered.

Applications must be made by Wednesday 31 July 2019 to allow a sufficient lead time to undertake the research or investigation. Applicants are requested to submit their proposals 6 weeks before the start date to allow time for the Educational Subcommittee to assess the application.

Additional Travel Bursaries will be made available for attendance at Glasgow 2020. Preference will be given to those who have previously been awarded such a Fellowship in advance of the meeting. Others who have submitted abstracts accepted for presentation at Glasgow 2020 (oral, poster or e-poster) will also be considered.



You may apply for the educational fellowship if:

  • You are a BDIAP Member Country Trainee Member (UK, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands)
  • You are a training pathologist in a BDIAP Schools Country (Sri Lanka, East Africa, Arab Schools)


Regulations for the Fellowships

  1. The British Division of the IAP has established Fellowships for members of the BDIAP, including Trainee members, and BDIAP Schools applicants to enable them to undertake research and investigative activities such as audits requiring additional funds (typically NOT routine service audits) that should be submitted as abstracts for the Glasgow 2020 meeting. Council of the BDIAP will support up to 20 such fellowships before the Glasgow meeting.
  2. BDIAP Educational Fellowships for Glasgow 2020 are available for a period of activity of a maximum of twelve months. It will be seen as an advantage if the fellowship is for an additional stipend and/or travel expenses to augment salary paid by the present employer.
  3. A maximum sum of £2,500 pounds sterling will be allocated to any one person but applications for smaller sums are welcomed.
  4. After its award, a Fellowship must be taken up within the following twelve months, at the latest before the date of submission of abstracts for the Glasgow 2020 meeting. A short report (e.g. copy of submitted abstract) should be sent to the Administrator of the BDIAP for the Council’s information.


Application Process

Please ensure you read the application guidelines prior to submitting an application.

There are two parts to the application process:

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Submission of FORM B

FORM B must be completed and returned by your Head of Department and submitted in PDF format to the BDIAP Education and Divisional Manager, Sam Kiely.

Educational Fellowship Application Form: BDIAP Member Countries

Educational Fellowship Application Form: BDIAP Schools 


Application Deadline

Applications are now closed for the Educational Fellowships for Glasgow 2020. 



Application Guidelines (PDF)



Further Information

If you have any queries please contact the Education and Divisional Manager, Sam Kiely by email or by calling 0044 7887 560177.