Cash grants for ethics trainees

  • Date: 26 September 2013

CASH grants and awards of up to £2,000 are being made available for trainee doctors interested in medical ethics.

Charitable group the Institute of Medical Ethics has opened applications for UK students and others working in the field.

The organisation is dedicated to improving education and debate in medical ethics. It runs a membership scheme and organises conferences in addition to offering grants.

Undergraduate trainees can apply for bursaries of up to £600 to study medical ethics issues during their electives, as well as scholarships of up to £2,000 to support an internship or intercalated ethics degree.

Grants of up to £500 are available to host a meeting or conference where medical ethics is a substantial component, with separate conference awards of up to £220 to fund undergraduate places at ethics events.

An annual essay prize of up to £300 is awarded to foundation year doctors, with the best of these essays also receiving the £250 Robert Hillman Essay Prize.

The annual Mark Brennan Prize of up to £200 is awarded to medical students and FY doctors who use video, visual art, photography, short stories or other media to describe their reactions to ethical issues encountered during clinical attachments.

For more information and to download an application form, visit, call 01925 299733 or email  

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