Grants and Bursaries


If you want to engage more with bioethics but the cost is an obstacle, then help is available! There are a few options, mostly provided by the Institute of Medical Ethics, though unfortauntely these are available only to UK-based students.


Conferences Grants

Had an abstract accepted but struggling to afford the conference? The IME offers grants for undergraduate medical students, postgraduate medical ethics/bioethics students, and F1 and F2 doctors, to support attendance at meetings and conferences with a substantial bioethics component.

These grants are up to £150 for UK events, £250 in Europe, and £750 for the rest of the world. To be eligible for a grant to attend an event outside of the UK it is a requirement that you are presenting a paper or poster - though this is not necessary for UK-based events.

You can find more information and apply for a grant here.


Institutional Grants

These grants of up to £500 are for those organising meetings or other activities with a substantial bioethics component. To apply, you will need the support of a member of staff from your institution

You can find out more information and apply for a grant here.


Medical Student Electives Bursaries

Medical students opting for an elective in medical ethics may apply for up to £700 to support them.

The closing date has now passed. We will update this page when it reopens for the next academic year.


Medical Student Intercalated Scholarships

Scholarhips of up to £2,000 are available to medical students undertaking an intercalated degree in medical ethics.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 29th March 2018.

You may apply before you know the outcome of your course application.

You can find out more information and apply for a scholarship here.