Apply for a Medical Student Virtual Mobility Grant
Closing date: 16:00 UTC, Friday 22 January
Two Medical Student Virtual Mobility Grants will be available in 2020-21. With the aim of increasing students’ knowledge of global health, the grants will provide funding for medical schools to deliver virtual mobility projects in partnership with medical schools at ACU member universities in other countries.
This scheme will replace the Edward Boyle medical elective bursaries, which supported UK medical students to undertake overseas electives. To reflect the current times, the Medical Student Mobility Grants are for virtual collaborations only.
Grants scope and who can apply
Projects within the scope of the grants can include:
Students from the two partner institutions collaborating on an assessed project
A virtual event such as an online summer school
The projects must involve students from two institutions in different countries, must involve online interaction, and should allow students to develop their intercultural skills and knowledge. The project must be delivered before the end of 2021. Applications will only be accepted from a staff of medical schools. Students are not eligible to apply directly.
Grant amount and criteria
Two grants of a maximum of GBP 5,000 will be available. Each grant will be split between the two institutions collaborating on the project.
One grant will fund an exchange between a UK medical school and a medical school in a low or middle-income country, while the other grant has no geographical limitations.
As part of the application form, applicants must:
Give an overview of the project
Describe the project’s learning outcomes, which must include both developing students’ intercultural skills, as well as their knowledge of global health
Give details of the project leads at both institutions
State the number of students who will benefit at both institutions
Describe the platforms to be used and how the project will be made digitally accessible for students with limited access to data or Wi-Fi
Provide a time plan
List the costs for which funding is to be claimed: these can include materials, equipment, staff time, institutional data costs and data grants for student participants
List the outputs – at least one output must be shareable with other ACU members. Outputs could include videos, toolkits, student reports and articles, presentations, etc
Explain how the project will be evaluated and how success will be measured
Provide a letter or email of support from the Dean of the medical school or other appropriate senior university leaders
Provide a letter or email of support from the project lead at the partner institution.
Successful applicants will need to submit a report which compares the outcomes to those projected as part of the application, as well as providing one of their outputs to be shared with other member universities.