Standard fees apply. Learn more about fees and funding.
The Association of Clinical Pathologists has a number of financial assistance schemes that can be applied for each year.
Intercalation Bursaries and Awards
Birmingham CRUK Centre Award for Intercalating BMedSci (Clinical Sciences) students
The Birmingham Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) centre supports cancer research across campus and at local hospital partners. Part of the funding that the Birmingham CR-UK Centre receives is ring-fenced to fund clinical training, the goal being to train the clinical research workforce of the future (one of the CR-UK 2020 goals). This year, the CR-UK Centre will utilise some of this funding to pilot a scheme to support the BMedSci (Clinical Sciences) Intercalation course. This is a one year intercalated degree that MBChB students can choose to join after the 3rd or 4th years of their MBChB course. This intercalation offers 'Cancer Studies' as a module in the course and our aim is to attract the best research-orientated medical students into cancer research at the earliest stages of their career.
Personal bursary award: this will be awarded directly to the student. There will be a single personal award of £2,000 made to the intercalating student who achieves the highest mark in their Clinical Sciences examination in their 3rd year of study and who undertakes a cancer related project (1,2).
The successful student will receive an award letter confirming the personal bursary award available through the Birmingham CR-UK Centre Award once they have accepted their offer letter of a place on the intercalating B.Med.Sci. (Clinical Sciences) course.
BMedSc Intercalated Awards
Up to 14 awards will be made to students from the University of Birmingham (medicine or dentistry programmes) who will be intercalating on any of the Birmingham BMedSc programmes. Each is worth up to £3000 and will be awarded following a competitive application process.
Some of the awards place conditions upon the type of work that will be funded. But, from the breadth of intercalating study undertaken in the past we expect that it will not be a problem to match particular awards with study areas. We would like to point out, however, that three of the awards have the condition that they must be used to support a student working in the field of infectious diseases. Please note that this aspect of study could be encompassed by any of the three main intercalating programmes. If no student qualifies no award will be made.
Only those students who achieve an overall year 2 mark of 65% or more will be eligible for consideration for an award. It is expected that decisions on awards will be made in September.
BMedSc Intercalated Awards Guidance
Conditions of an award
All students must inform the admissions tutor for their programme if they are in receipt of funds to support their intercalation from any other source. It is not expected that a BMedSc Intercalated Award will be made to anyone who is in receipt of such funds.
The money will be paid, where possible, in equal monthly amounts over a 10 month period during the academic year.
Upon completion of the intercalating programme, a one-page summary of the achievements and benefits gained from the programme is required. This must also acknowledge receipt of the award.
To apply, please submit a 200 word statement on your reasons for intercalating and a 500 word research proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st July.
The Wolfson Award
The Wolfson Foundation intercalated degree awards programme, administered by the Royal College of Physicians, was launched in 1988 and is for the support of medical and dental students in their intercalated year. The award is £5000 and two BMedSci Clinical Sciences students will be nominated to compete by the Programme Director.
The Association of Cancer Physicians
ACP, as the specialist society for medical oncology, is pleased to offer oncology prizes to medical students, FY and CMT doctors to try and stimulate an interest in oncology and recognise excellence in cancer research. We are therefore inviting essays on of four cancer-related themes.
The Society offer a £5000 bursary conditions of which are that the student should engage in a research project of minimum 6 months duration and must be supervised by a member of the Society.
The Association of Cancer Physicians - Oncology Prizes for medical students and junior doctors
Applications are invited for the ACP Undergraduate Medical Student Essay Prize in Oncology.
Cancer is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the UK, and at the 2011 UN Health summit declared one of the 4 most important global health challenges including in developing countries. This annual award has been established by the Association to stimulate interest and awareness in oncology.
Prize: £200 plus a copy of “Problem Solving in Acute Oncology Edited by E.Marshall, A.Young, P.Clark and P.Selby”
Open to: All UK medical students.
The Association of Clinical Pathologists
Offers a Student Research Fund Bursary Scheme, which allows up to £5,000 for the costs of living expenses for BMedSc Intercalating applicants.
The Royal College of Radiologists
The Royal College of Radiologists is offering UG elective bursaries and this funding will allow 5 bursaries to be awarded in Clinical Radiology and 5 in Clinical Oncology. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience in these specialities.
The Pathological Society
The Society funds up to ten medical, dental or veterinary undergraduates who wish to take an Intercalated Degree (either BSc or MRes/MSc) but who are unable to do so because of lack of local education authority funding. All of these awards will be made directly to students. The grant will cover the cost of university fees of up to £9,000, a £4000 stipend + £1500 consumables. Scottish students studying in Scotland will not be eligible for university fees.
One Medicine - comparative clinical Science Foundation
Inviting applications from intercalating veterinary and medical students for stipends to support living and/or study expenses during their intercalating period. With One Health and Comparative Medicine as a focus for the initiative, successful candidates will be studying and/or researching towards an intercalated BSc/MSc or equivalent where the emphasis is on the clinical aspects of the one health and comparative medicine agenda. Two awards, each of £5k, will be made and the sums available for use towards fees, research costs or subsistence.
Application deadline: January and will then be assessed by a panel under the governance of the CCSF. Awards will be assessed on the merits of the individual and the merits of the proposed course of study/research. Candidates likely to make good ambassadors for comparative clinical science will be preferred.
Awards will be announced by end of March and will be available from October. The awards will be made in a single payment of £5k direct to the applicant.
Intercalated Bursary – British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
The Society offer a £5000 bursary conditions of which are that the student should engage in a research project of min 6 months duration and must be supervised by a member of the Society.
The application deadline is 31st July. The society are also offering an essay prize of £500 for a 3000 word essay on any topic involving the use of neurophysiological techniques for peripheral neuro-muscular disease.
Available for intercalating med students to work on gastrointestinal liver projects.
The Jean Shanks Foundation Award - For English Medical Schools
The Foundation invite a selection of UK Medical Schools to apply for an Intercalated Grant Award of £15,000 per annum. Project proposals will be considered for this competitive selection process. The Foundation Trustees will assess each application and award Intercalated Grants at their discretion to the fifteen project proposals that they deem to be of the highest standard. Their decision is final and not subject to appeal.
Lab. consumables: £1,500 (to be paid directly to the lab and is “restricted” funds)
University Fees: up to £13,500 (being up to £9,000 for fees and the balance as subsistence)
The Kidney Research UK
Offers a one year funding support for medical students to undertake an Intercalated degree in renal research. The charity has been offering this type of funding support through an annual competition for the last three years with great success. We want to capture the early interest of medical undergraduates who wish to strengthen their medical degree through an intercalated approach, and who would find undertaking a research study in the kidney area appealing. The funding of £5,000 over 1 year is paid directly by the charity to the students who can use this for living costs and fees during their intercalated year. We make at least 10 awards in each academic year.
BDIAP Grants to support BSc Studentships in Histopathology
The BDIAP offers up to five grants per year to support undergraduates undertaking a BSc, or equivalent, in Pathology as part of their undergraduate career. Such a BSc will normally be undertaken in departments of Histopathology, Cellular Pathology or Cytopathology in universities, medical schools, NHS laboratories or research institutes in the United Kingdom or overseas. Applications, including proposals for work on research projects in Pathology, should be submitted by the end of July each year and are considered by the Education and IT Subcommittee of the BDIAP, which I chair, shortly after that. The grant will normally be for a maximum of £15,000 pounds sterling and is primarily to support living expenses and university fees during the year of study rather than bench fees. At those medical schools where intercalation is mandatory (Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL), the BDIAP will offer two grants of £3,000. I would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of students contemplating an intercalated BSc or equivalent in Pathology. Application deadline: July.
The John Snow Intercalated BSc awards
Designed to encourage medical student interest in anaesthetics and its related disciplines, these awards go to the student and not the supervisor/institution and are meant to contribute towards living costs.
Next year the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland/Anaesthesia, the British Journal of Anaesthesia/Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association will be offering several awards of £2,000 and the Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain & Ireland one award of £1,000.