BSG funding opportunities for educational projects in low income countries 2016

Continuing the activity we have supported in recent years, the BSG wishes to fund a number of educational projects to promote the practice of gastroenterology and hepatology in the developing world and low income settings (eg sub-Saharan Africa). The project must take place within 12 months of funding being awarded. Potential projects might include an educational or training course or a meeting on, for example, the practice of gastroenterology and/or endoscopy. However, other types of educational projects will also be considered.

The project can address the needs of medical undergraduates up to senior gastroenterologists. Similarly, projects for nurses and other AHPs will also be considered. Projects that offer strong prospects of sustainable and long-term partnerships will be particularly welcome. 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 (eg, economy airfare, etc). The maximum budget for each project should be no more than £10,000. The funding is NOT intended for equipment other than that which is required for training or is purely educational in its use.

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 which you will find under 'Funding opportunities' on the 'International' section of the website and send to John Hayward ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by Monday 25th January 2016.

You can see recent examples of the work funded on the ‘Past workshops’ section, also under the ‘International’ section of the BSG website.