International

Funding Opportunities For Educational Projects In Low Income Countries

The BSG wishes to fund a number of educational projects to promote the practice of gastroenterology in the developing world and low income settings (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa). We hope to fund between 3 and 5 projects. The maximum budget for each project should be no more than £10,000. The fund is NOT intended for equipment other than that which is required for training or is purely educational in its use. Funding will commence on 1st July 2014. Potential projects might include an educational or training course, or an educational meeting on the practice of gastroenterology and/or endoscopy. However other types of educational projects will also be considered. Matched or supplementary funding from other sources is encouraged.

Applications must demonstrate that:

  • The project will address a significant need in the country or region in question.
  • There is an invitation from local gastroenterology practitioners.
  • There are measurable outcomes, output and evaluations, and a commitment by both partners to deliver them.
  • There is an appropriate budget and financial management plans.
  • The project has the scope to become sustainable.

The project can address the needs of medical undergraduates up to senior gastroenterologists. It can cover the full range of gastroenterological and hepatological disease in adult or paediatric practice including infectious and non-communicable diseases. Costings are expected to be reasonable (e.g. economy airfare, modest accommodation and subsistence etc.)

Eligibility:

The applicant partnership must include a current member of the BSG. At least one member of the partnership will usually be in current practice in the UK.

Applications:

Please complete an application form and return it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 1st May 2014