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Applying for funding

Most dental schools will have a list of funding opportunities available. These are competitive so it’s worth being proactive. Speak to your peers, ask foundation dentists, talk to your course tutors and search the internet – you might be surprised by what funding is on offer.
Top tips for applying for funding
  • Make a list of the requirements of the funding grant, and make sure you address them. You can put these in a covering letter to the organisation to make it absolutely clear that you have addressed each point. You may not get the award, but at least you will have satisfied all of the criteria.
  • Don’t leave any bits out! Bursary forms can often be complicated. Take your time.
  • Make sure you have a structured costing for the approach: this means having an estimate of exactly what things will cost, for example, you could try getting a cheap accommodation quote. This way the funding body knows what to expect.