Grants & Prizes

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The Medical Women's Federation awards and oversees a variety of grants and prizes throughout the year. For more details please see below:

Please note: Funds are available only for qualified Doctors or women studying towards a medical degree leading to GMC registration as a doctor. The trustees regret they are unable to assist those intending to qualify as dentists, vets, midwives or other health professionals or those undertaking intercalated degrees.

If you require any further information on any of our prizes please contact central office on 0207 388 9216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postgraduate Medical Student Grant - Now Open!

Receive up to £500

Are you undertaking Medicine as a 2nd degree?
Are you in need of financial assistance?

Mature Student grants of £100-£500 are awarded by the Medical Women's Federation to female medical students who are studying Medicine as a 2nd Degree.

Application forms can be downloaded from mid March 2017 for the academic session beginning in autumn 2017. Applications must be returned complete with the required documentation (originals). Successful candidates are informed by the end of July.

Please note that grants will be awarded to MWF members only.

To find out more about beoming a member of MWF and to Join Us please click here.

This prize is now open click here to download the application form

Closing date: Midnight Monday 19th June 2017


Junior Doctor Prize - Closed!

This is not intended to be a submission which requires any research, as we realise that Junior Doctors are very busy, but rather something creative. It can be in any of the following forms:

  1. A piece of creative writing, max 800 words eg. essay, diary or poem
  2. A painting, drawing, cartoon, photograph, sculpture, homemade recording or film

The winning entry will receive a prize of £200 and will feature at our Autumn Meeting in London.

This prize is now closed and will open again in June 2017.

You do not have to be an MWF member to enter this prize... but for £30 a year you might as well become one! 

Elective Bursaries - Closed!

Grants of £100-£500 and above are awarded to female medical students to assist them with elective costs. This is a very popular award and applications are of an increasingly high standard, so please ensure that your application meets that high standard. Please note this bursary is only available to MWF members.

This prize is now closed and will open again in October 2017. 

Need Ideas for your Medical Elective? Read through some past electives part funded by MWF here.

Katherine Branson Essay Competition - Closed!

Details: Undergraduate medical students are invited to Submit an essay of 600-800 words - you could win £100! Men are welcome to enter!

Questions - Chose from ONE of two questions to answer for the chance to win £100 (for each essay) 

1.) Family or career? Is it possible to do both well? If so, how?

2.) Should GPs be able to prescribe gym membership? What should they do if a patient is non-compliant? 

Submission: Send your essays along with your name, email address, University and year to - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This competition is now closed and will open again in December 2017.

MWF Travel Fund

MWF can help students with travel costs to attend our meetings. If you wish to take advantage of this please contact central office before making travel arrangements to confirm your costs can be reimbursed. Please use the cheapest means of travel available eg. by using Young Person's Railcards and booking well in advance. NB. Taxi expenses cannot be reimbursed. Please contact the office for an application form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Abstract Prize - Closed!

MWF invites abstract submissions at our conferences, Spring and Autumn, for both oral and poster presentations. We encourage entries from all medical grades as this is a great experience and something which will look excellent on your CV. 

Abstract submissions will open again later this year for our conference in Spring 2018

 Dorothy Ward International Travel Fellowship  - Closed!

Members of MWF are invited to apply for the Dorothy Ward International Travel Fellowship with chance to be awarded £1000.

The aim of the Fellowship is to provide financial support to an individual MWF member to gain further experience/ training in their field by visiting an overseas institution or research group in furtherance of their own professional and personal development. Applicants must be a member of MWF.

The recipient of the Fellowship in 2016, Dr Heidi Doughty wrote about here experience here.

This prize is now closed and will open again in November 2017


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Tavistock Square, London,
Tel: 020 7387 7765

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