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The BDIAP offers up to 5 grants a year to support medical undergraduates undertaking a BSc, MSc or equivalent in pathology and which has a practical laboratory component

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

Such intercalated degrees should be undertaken in departments of histopathology, cellular pathology or cytopathology in universities, NHS laboratories or research institutes in the UK. The project component of the degree should be tissue-based using techniques such as morphology, immunohistochemistry, and tissue-based molecular testing. 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 grant will normally be up to a maximum of £15,000 pounds sterling. At those medical schools where intercalation is mandatory (Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL) the BDIAP will offer two grants of £3,000.

Applications are considered once a year. Demand for the awards is highly competitive. Applications will be judged on the past performance of the applicant, the commitment to pathology and the standard of writing in the application.

All applications will be reviewed by the Education and IT subcommittee. The outcome is communicated to all candidates by the start of August of the year of application. 

Application Process

  1. Complete the online form below
  2. Upload an outline of your proposed degree grant including project(s). This should be a word or PDF document. 
  3. Upload Approval from the Head of Department in which the work is to be carried out (example below)
  4. Upload Approval of the Dean of the candidate's Medical School/Faculty (example below)

Note: All three upload documents (points 2-4 above) must be uploaded when completing the online application form. It is not possible to save and return to the application form.  

Approval Document: Head of Department

Approval Document: Dean