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BDIAP student elective scholarships for undergraduate election or vacation studies in histopathology or related areas

Due to the development of COVID-19, some BDIAP bursaries are still suspended until further notice. If you have any queries please contact the administrative team

Student Elective bursaries are still suspended until further notice. 

The BDIAP is offering a total of 15 scholarships a year to undergraduate students of medicine to enable them to work for elective or vacation periods in departments of histopathology, cellular pathology or cytopathology in universities, NHS laboratories or research institutes in the UK or overseas. Proposals for work on research projects in histopathology or for acquisition of experience in diagnostic departments are eligible for consideration. It is a condition of the award that the successful candidate will submit a report on the work undertaken within 3 months of completion of the project.

The scholarship will normally be for £200 per week up to a maximum of 8 weeks (and thus up to a maximum of £1600 pounds Sterling).

Applications will be considered at any time of the year. The applications are assessed by the Education and IT subcommittee and applicants will be informed of the result within 6 weeks of receipt of their application.

Application Process

  1. Complete the online form below
  2. Upload Approval from the Head of Department in which the work is to be carried out (example below)
  3. Upload Approval of the Dean of the candidate's Medical School/Faculty (example below)

Note: Both approval documents must be uploaded when completing the online form. It is not possible to save and return to the application form. 

Approval Document: Head of Department

Approval Document: Dean