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Grants and grant making

The Trust provides ongoing support for medical and dental education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, through scholarships for undergraduate students, studentships for postgraduate researchers and support for the Dean's Benevolence Fund.

The Trustees work closely with Queen Mary University of London ("the College") in order to assess applications for funding from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry ("the School") and to ensure that its funds are being used subject to the conditions of the grants and represent the best use of the Trust's resources.

The Trustees welcome applications for grants that accord with the College's strategy (including research grants) and other meritorious applications for funding to support medical and dental education at the School.

Undergraduate scholarships

The John Abernethy, Dean Rees and Dame Margaret Seward scholarships

The Trust awards three undergraduate scholarships each year for up to six years each. These are set at £5,000 each. Nomination of the scholars is by the School.

Visit the College website for more information about the John Abernethy, Dean Rees and Dame Margaret Seward scholarships.

The Barts and London Scholarship

The Trust awards a single scholarship to a student from East London, to the value of £15,000 per annum. Nomination of the scholar is by the School.

The Edith Cavell and Samuel Gee scholarships

The Trust also awards two intercalated degree bursaries in health and social care awarded annually with a value of £5,000 each. Again, nomination is by the School.

Postgraduate research studentships

The James Paget, William Girling Ball, Donald Hunter and Geoffrey Slack studentships

The Trust also awards four postgraduate research studentships each year, for up to three years. These are set at a rate agreed to similar awards made by the Medical Research Council. The former three are currently worth £27,006 each (comprising a stipend of £18,010, consumables of £5,000 and home/EU PhD registration fees which are currently £3,996). The latter is currently worth £22,600.

The Dean's Benevolence Fund

The Trust has made several grants to support the Dean's Benevolence Fund for the relief of student hardship. It works with the College and the Barts and The London Students' Association to assess the level of student need and how the Trust can help to alleviate this.

Download the application form [PDF], application process [PDF] and guidance notes [PDF] for the Dean's Benevolence Fund.

Other grants

The Trust has also made substantial grants to fund:

  • the Google Glass project to determine the availability and use of simulation in surgical teaching, training and assessment within the undergraduate curriculum and to run such a curriculum;
  • two posts with the College’s Development Directorate for the sole benefit of the School, namely a Development Manager and an Alumni Officer;
  • the fit-out of the William Harvey Heart Centre, Charterhouse Square;
  • the Chair of Vascular Inflammation at the Heart Centre;
  • Early Career Research fellowships at the School;
  • the Joan Adams Fellowship, a clinical academic training fellowship to provide funding for registrars in endocrinology at the School;
  • student outreach work placements;
  • the development and delivery of a lay teaching associate programme in gynaecology for fourth year medical students at the School;
  • the College's Pathology Museum in preserving its specimen collection for the benefit of future generations of students;
  • recreational facilities for medical and dental students at Dawson Hall.

Further information

Information about the lives of those after whom the Trust's awards are named is available in the list of biographies [PDF].