Student Bursaries

The bursaries are intended to provide financial support for medical students who wish to undertake research, travel or an elective in a subject related to plastic surgery.


Ten awards of £500.00 each, available annually


The closing date for submission of applications is 10 December annually. The awards are made following the meeting of BAPRAS Education committee in February of the following year. Please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Your application will not be accepted until we have received a letter from your host institution confirming your placement. Please email this to:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will then be scored by members of the PLASTA National Committee.

Preference is given to applications that:

  • Are made prospectively
  • Outline specific expenses pertaining to how the bursary will be spent
  • Involve significant exposure to plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Involve a project component that will aid professional development
  • Clearly demonstrate how the elective will benefit the applicant
  • Involve exposure to an environment significantly different to the NHS
  • Demonstrate originality
  • Do not involve providing payment to the host institution


On completion of your elective, please complete and return the elective report form below

Download elective report form

* this information is required

First Name *:

Last Name *:

Address Line 1 *:

Address Line 2 *:

Town *:

Postcode *:

Telephone Number *:

Email *:

What University are you studying at? *:

Brief Outline of Project *:

Why did you choose this project? *:

Funding requested *:

Breakdown of Costs *:

Please note that your application will NOT BE ACCEPTED until we have received a letter from your host institution confirming your placement.

BAPRAS will use your personal information to administer your application and to provide information or request feedback about the bursary/award you have applied for, or products or services you order from us. Please follow this link for further information on how your data is used or stored.

Awards in 2019


in 2019, bursaries were awarded to Alice Fort, Alice Lee, Azedah Yunus, Chie Katsura, Daniel Jones, Eleanor Lumley, Gemma Louise Stonier, Genevieve McMahon, Halimat Afolabi, Isabel Guy, Jack Starkie, James Moorby, Ji Hye Moon, Josh Clark, Jvalant Parekh, Kate Howson, Louis Dwyer-Hemmings, Luke Geoghan, Niall Kent, Toni Mihailidis.