Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarships

Call for Applications – 2016/2017
Closing date: Friday11th March 2016

Introduction
The Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund supports a thriving scholarship programme which enables successful applicants to undertake a period of further study or research at The University of Edinburgh Medical School and related institutions.

The Scholarship
For scholars undertaking 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 study/ research. 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 successful applicants undertaking distance learning degree programmes the award will normally cover the  tuition fees, subject to satisfactory progress, but no subsistence allowance is payable.

Eligibility
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.

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 academic year 2016/2017: Applications will be considered from candidates eligible and wishing to apply for a 1 year taught Masters programme/ Masters by research offered at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine or a Masters by distance learning provided that they have the full support of their Head of Department and Polish Medical University authorities.

Further information and an application form can be found at:http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/uk-eu/medicine-vet-medicine/polish

Interested applicants are advised to make contact  with either of the scholarship coordinators listed below:


Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE
Polish School of Medicine Coordinator
for The University of Edinburgh
Undergraduate College Office,
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
The University of  Edinburgh,   Room SU205,
Chancellors Building
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh    EH16 4SB           UK

e-mail
: maria.graham@ed.ac.uk

Professor dr hab. med. Jacek Wachowiak
Poznan Coordinator
Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund
Scholarship Programme at the University
of Edinburgh
Office of the President
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
ul Fredry 10
61 –701 Poznan               Poland

e-mail:
jacek.wachowiak@plusnet.pl


PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship applications MUST be submitted by the closing date – 11th March 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.