Grants & Prizes
The Medical Women's Federation awards and oversees a variety of grants and prizes throughout the year. For more details please see below:
- Postgraduate Medical Students' Grants
- Junior Doctors Prize
- Elective Bursaries
- Katherine Branson Student Essay Competition
- MWF Travel Fund
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Abstract Prize
- MWF International Travelling Fellowship
- MWF 100th Anniversary Prize Sponsored by Wesleyan
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.
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
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:
- A piece of creative writing, max 800 words eg. essay, diary or poem
- 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!
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.
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?
This competition is now closed and will open again in December 2017.
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.
We are now accepting poster abstact submissions for our upcoming Centenary Conference in London on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May 2017.
Click here to download the application form.
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 24th March 2017
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
To celebrate 100 years of Medical Women, MWF and Wesleyan have teamed up to award prizes to three female doctors in various stages of their careers who have shown excellence within their fields. The three categories of award are:
Past - Awarded to a senior established doctor
Present - Awarded to an established doctor
Future - Awarded to an up and coming doctor
You must be a member of MWF or Wesleyan to enter.
Winners will be awarded £250 and free membership to MWF for one year.
The Prize is now open. Click here for further information on how to apply.
Closing Date: 4pm Friday 7th April 2017