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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Postgraduate Medical Student Grant - Closed!

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.

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

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

This Grant is now closed.


Junior Doctor Prize - Now Open!

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. We encourage video submissions, paintings, sculptures, cartoons, songs or anything that might showcase your creative talents!

We are delighted to announce that the topic for the 2019 Junior Doctor Prize is:

The 'Invisible Women': Gender bias in medicine through a patient's lens

Click here to view the full competition details. Closing date for all entries is Sunday 1st September 2019 at midnight

The winning entry will win £100!

You do not have to be an MWF member to enter this prize... but for £35 a year you might as well become one!


Elective Bursaries - Closed!

Are you planning to take an Elective?
Are you in need of financial assistance?

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.

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


Katherine Branson Essay Competition - Closed!

The MWF’s annual essay competition invites undergraduate medical students to submit a 600-800 word essay on one two questions.

Prize: £100 and an invitation to present your winning essay at our Spring Conference.

This prize is now closed.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Abstract Prize - Now Open!

MWF invites abstract submissions at our conferences in Spring and Autumn. 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 abstract submissions for the upcoming Spring Conference. Abstracts are requested based on the conference title ‘Celebrating Success and Preparing for the Future: finding solutions to challenges faced by women doctors and their patients’ or on one of the following categories:

1. A subject of interest to women doctors or on women's health issues

2. Education and training

3. Innovation, Audit and research or quality improvement project.

4. Management and Leadership

Full submission details can be located on our website here. The deadline for all submissions is strictly Sunday 31st March 2019 at midnight.


 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.


Medical Women's Federation
Tavistock House North,
Tavistock Square, London,
Tel: 020 7387 7765