Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund
The scholarship enables medical doctors and medical scientists at the outset of their careers to undertake a period of further study or research at the University’s Medical School and return to Poland.
A variable number of awards are made each year, depending on the finances available. Funding for Edinburgh based degrees are for ONE year only.
For scholars undertaking 1 year research or postgraduate degree courses in Edinburgh, the award normally consists of a subsistence allowance payable for periods of 1-12 months, depending on the length of their course/research programme. It does not cover research costs or travel to and from Poland. Assistance with tuition fees is likely to be available for a limited number of successful applicants.
In the case of applicants undertaking distance learning degree programmes the award will normally cover the tuition fees, subject to satisfactory progress, but no subsistence allowance is payable.
Potential applicants wishing to undertake short study visits or non-degree programme related research should contact the Edinburgh coordinator at PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk at the earliest opportunity to discuss their ideas. These applications are not submitted via the scholarships portal but must be submitted to the Edinburgh coordinator at PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk by the closing date: Monday 26th June, 23:59 BST.
Applicants who have previously been awarded a scholarship to undertake a degree programme (either a 1 year- Edinburgh based or a distance learning degree programme) are not eligible to re- apply for a scholarship.
The programme is open to Polish medical scientists
- in their early career (usually within 10 years of their medical graduation - MB ChB equivalent)
- working in Polish Medical Academies/Universities and Research Institutes
- with excellent mastery of English and
- committed to the further development of medical research expertise in Poland.
Applicants must agree in writing to provide the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Committee with a scholarship report within 1 month of completing their programme of study/ research.
The expectations and intentions of the founders of the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarship Programme is that successful applicants.
- should return to their units/ departments in Poland on completion of their attachment/studies,
- use their new-Found skills to further enhance and develop Polish medicine
and thus foster academic links between Polish Medical Universities and Research Institutes and The University of Edinburgh.
Applicants must agree to provide the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Committee with a scholarship report within 1 month of completing their programme of study/ research.
The expectation and intention of the founders of the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarship Programme is that successful applicants should return to their units/ departments in Poland on completion of their attachment/studies, use their new found skills to further enhance and develop Polish medicine and thus foster academic links between Polish Medical Universities and Research Institutes and The University of Edinburgh.
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 26th June 2023 deadline has now passed.
Frequently Asked Questions
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-July 2023.