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Ethicon Student Elective Award

The RCOG, with the kind and generous support of Ethicon, is pleased to offer up to £500 of funding towards approved student medical electives in obstetrics and gynaecology.


Up to £500


This award is open to students wishing to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynaecology. Applicants undertaking/planning to undertake their elective in a subject associated with this specialty in a low-resource country (Band C) are particularly encouraged to apply.


The successful applicants will have submitted a well-planned and well-presented application demonstrating clear objectives and detailed information about the project they wish to undertake.

The award may only be used for the purpose outlined in your original application.

Travel must take place within 12 months of the award being granted.

Retrospective applications will not be accepted.

Winners are required to submit a short report within 6 months of completion of the elective describing their experiences and what they learned.

How to apply

This award is currently closed for applications. 

Applications were hosted on the Oxford Abstracts platform.

Please register for an account using your email address.

For further guidance on how to submit your application, please see Oxford Abstracts' guidance on making a submission.

How your application will be judged

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Programme details
  • Objectives
  • Benefits¬†
  • Letter of support from host institution confirming the placement