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Lindsay Stewart Student Award

The RCOG, with the kind and generous support of the Lindsay Stewart Foundation, is pleased to offer up to £500 of funding for two medical students’ electives in obstetrics and gynaecology taking place during 2024.

Mr Lindsay Stewart, OBE, FRCS Ed (Hon), FRCOG(Hon) had a life-long association with the RCOG. He was a firm believer in continuous quality improvement in health services. He provided funding for the establishment of Lindsay Stewart R&D Centre to promote quality improvement tools for advancing standards of care in women’s health.


Up to £500


This award is open to students wishing to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynaecology. Applicants planning to undertake their elective in a low-resource country are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • An application demonstrating clear objectives and detailed information about the elective project they wish to undertake
  • The award holders are required to submit a short report within 6 months of completion of the elective describing their experiences and what they learned
  • Travel must take place within 12 months of the award being granted

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

Your application will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Objectives
  • Benefits
  • Letter of acceptance from host institution confirming placement