BBA and Scar Free Foundation Electives

BBA Travel Grant
Margaret Miller Travel Grant for Nurses
Research Grant
Laing Essay Prize
BBA Achievement Award
BBA and Scar Free Foundation Electives
Research into Methods of Preventing Burn Injuries in the Home Grant

The Scar Free Foundation Student Electives in association with the British Burn Association

Scar Free Foundation Student Electives fund medical, paramedic, nursing, therapy, dietetics psychology and pharmacy students wishing to undertake a small-scale Elective research project focused in the areas of burn medicine and care relating to scarring and wound healing either in the UK or abroad.  All applications are externally reviewed and the funding available per student is £1,200 to support projects of 4-8 weeks.

The awards provide students with the opportunity to broaden their perception and experience of research, during a 4–8-week supervised period, in one of 3 disciplines:

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Craniofacial care and treatment
  • Burn medicine and care

In the 2024 funding call, the BBA is supporting one Elective open to medical, nursing, psychology, therapy, dietetics, pharmacy and paramedic students.

Other awards are supported by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Deadline for applications is 8 March 2024 at 5pm.

Download the Student Elective flyer here
Download the 4 Page Information Sheet here
For further information and to apply, please visit:


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