Grants are available to assist with costs associated with attendance at meetings/conferences by young UK-based doctors and specialist registrars. Priority will be given to those presenting papers at meetings.
A limited number of grants of up to £450 is available.
Founded in 1947, the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) is the only professional association in the UK of doctors practising geriatric medicine. The 2,000 members worldwide are consultants in geriatric medicine, the psychiatry of old age, public health medicine, general practitioners, and scientists engaged in the research of age-related disease.
Grants are available to assist with the costs associated with attendance at meetings/conferences by young doctors and Specialist Registrars (SpRs).
Although there are no exclusions cited in the scheme's guidelines, applicants are encouraged to contact the sponsoring body to ensure a project meets the scheme's criteria.
Specialist Registrars (SpRs) and other young doctors in the UK (Members of BGS) are eligible to apply. Depending on the year of training, SpRs must have attended at least one BGS Scientific Meeting in the previous two years.
Applicants must be a member of the British Geriatrics Society.
Not a specified requirement.
Grants may be used towards, for example:
- Attendance of meetings in geriatric medicine (or related subjects such as stroke, Parkinson's Disease) taking place outside of the UK (if the applicant's study leave allowance is unavailable or insufficient to meet expenses to attend such meetings).
- Support for SpRs or young doctors who have been accepted to present work at BGS Scientific Meetings (if the applicant's study leave allowance is unavailable or insufficient to meet expenses to attend such meetings).
Priority will be given to SpRs/doctors presenting papers (posters or platform communications).
At the discretion of the BGS, support may also be given to assist international medical graduates from developing countries (as defined by the World Health Organisation) with insufficient funding to attend and present at BGS meetings.
Frequency: Rolling programme.
Link to guidelines: http://www.bgs.org.uk/mnutraineefunding-507/resources/grantsawards/grantydeg
Decisions on applications are usually made within five to six weeks.