Lesley Bell Medical Travel Grant

Lesley Bell Medical Travel Grant

This scholarship was introduced to assist final year students studying the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine to undertake an elective placement in a developing country.


17 Jan - 4 Mar 2022

Total scholarship value


Number offered


Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine


This scholarship has contributed to my achievement of publishing my first paper as well as hosting lectures. These experiences will help as I work towards becoming a medical practitioner and tutor in future. I've also been able to have a better work-life balance and spend the time mentoring.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian humanitarian visa holder
  • An International student

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Current full-time student enrolled in the final year of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery or Doctor of Medicine in 2020 at a Monash campus in Australia or eligible students at Deakin University, and have spent time at Eastern Health in Clinical Years.
  • Undertaking an elective placement in a developing country or an Indigenous community.


  • $2500 one-off payment.

Number offered

  • The number offered varies.

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement.
  • The merit of the proposed work program in a remote or indigenous community (as determined by the selection committee).
  • The quality of the written submission, in which students will be expected to demonstrate how the financial assistance of the bursary would assist with the budgeted cost of undertaking the elective.
  • The involvement in clinical placements at Eastern Health.
  • The priority of the selected developing country within the overall plans of Monash/Deakin and the Rotary Club and Eastern Health.

To retain this scholarship:

  • Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment.

How to apply

  • Cannot be deferred.
  • Eligible students enrolled at Deakin University must submit a separate application form directly to msp.ehcs@monash.edu
  • Monash students submit an application directly to Monash.

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