Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is appreciated that electives will be UK based electives and these will be accepted and supported in the January round of applications


This grant supports UK-based undergraduate medical or Master in Science (MSci) students, and biomedical and clinical science students undertaking electives in the field of haematology.

Apply now through our online form.

Read the reports of students who have received BSH elective support.

Grant details

Scholarships are available from 1 January and 1 July each year, and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the fund is depleted for the six-month period.
Successful applicants will have their expenses reimbursed on completion of their proposed electives, see "What the scholarship covers" for more information.

No fixed deadline, available throughout the year until the fund is depleted. 
Please note that applications cannot be made more than nine months in advance of the proposed elective dates, and that no retrospective claims will be considered.

Maximum value

What the scholarship covers
Reasonable accommodation, registration, travel and subsistence costs. For electives outside the UK, reasonable expenses are expected to align with recommended rates.

The applicant...

  • must be an undergraduate medical or Master in Science student or biomedical science or clinical scientist student resident in the UK.
  • cannot receive in excess of £1,000 in a three-year period for a small travel grant (includes Student Electives, Travel Scholarships and ASM Scholarships).

How to apply
Apply now through our online form.

What to include in your application 

  • a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying for funding
  • details of the proposed elective (including timelines, relevant project plans, proposed activities and educational objectives)
  • a letter of support from your Dean or Clinical Tutor
  • an estimated budget
  • formal confirmation of your elective (e.g. a letter of confirmation from the supervisor at the host institution).

Requirements for successful applicants 
We ask for a short one-page report for publication on the BSH website within eight weeks of your return from the elective, explaining how valuable you found the experience. We will showcase the best reports in our communications, including on website, member bulletins and social media.

For more information, see the terms and conditions of the grantour Grants FAQs, or contact us at