The awards support students wishing to undertake a small-scale elective research project either in the UK or abroad. All applications are externally reviewed. The funding available per student is £1,200 to support projects of 6-8 weeks. The Electives are offered in partnership with our Principal Member Organisations; BAPRAS, BBA and BSSH and fund research activities relevant to disfigurement and visible loss of function in the following areas;
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Burn medicine and care
- Hand surgery
Previous recipients have gone on to be become research-active clinicians, NIHR Clinical Fellows and PhD students.
We are asking for individuals to ‘express an interest’ in acting as supervisor for one of our funding recipients. Involvement in academic supervision affords experienced clinicians and academics the opportunity to extend their range of skills, is an ‘esteem marker’ on CVs and provides the opportunity to develop knowledge in their research area.