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Call for Applications Academic Year 2014/2015 Boloz-Kulesza Trust Fund Scholarship

The Boloz-Kulesza Trust Fund was established some years ago by Mrs B H Kulesza and her family in memory of the late Dr Władysław Kulesza, who was a graduate of the Polish School of Medicine.  The Trust makes monies available each year to provide scholarships for Polish doctors.

Purpose and Aims of the scholarship programme.

The scholarship is to enable suitably experienced and qualified young medical scientists to:

  • undertake a period of further study or research normally in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh 
  • use their new-found knowledge and skills to further develop and enrich Polish medicine and contribute positively to the healthcare of the Polish Nation. 

Applications are invited from suitably experienced and qualified early career medically qualified doctors wishing to undertake the Masters Degree Programme in Clinical Education by distance learning (for further information see: commencing in September 2014.  One scholarship covering the course fee is available.

Eligibility:  Applicants must normally be:

  • graduates of  Medical Academies in Poland (ie medically qualified)
  • within 10 years of obtaining their Dyplom Lekarza (MB ChB equivalent)
  • committed to the development of research and expertise in their particular field of
  • one of the main authors of at least one scientific publication
  • be able to demonstrate adequate mastery of the English language either by a good pass (Band 7.0 or above in the IELTS examination or its equivalent in another  externally validated language test accepted by the College of Medicine). The certificate must be dated within 2 years of the start date of the proposed course.

Application Procedure

1. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to Dr Maria Długołęcka-Graham (e-mail: by Thursday 13th February 2013

2. Application procedure:

Applicants should provide the following documents:

An up-to-date CV. This should include details of the individual’s teaching and tutoring experience to date

A verified copy of their medical diploma;

Evidence of their mastery of English – verified copy of the appropriate externally validated certificate ( eg IELTS, TOEFL etc) at or above the stipulated grade;

An abstract of a publication of which they are one of the main authors;

A letter confirming that they have the support of their Head of Department in undertaking the proposed activity;

A personal statement containing the following:

  • a short explanation of why they would like to undertake the course and how it is likely to benefit them personally and their institution.
  • confirmation that they have made themselves familiar with the course web- based information and an explanation of how they will accommodate the demands that the programme will make on them personally
  • a short explanation of their role in the published work they have submitted as an abstract;
  • confirmation that they are not currently studying for a higher degree at their parent institution and will not be so engaged for the duration of the course
  • confirmation that they will provide a short interim report at the end of each academic year and a final report of their activities as a scholar within 1 month of finishing the course and receiving permission to graduate.

Enquiries about the application procedure should be directed to:
Dr Maria Długołęcka-Graham

Polish School of Medicine Coordinator for The University of Edinburgh
Undergraduate College Office, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
The University of Edinburgh, 2nd Floor, Chancellors Building
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh  EH16 4SB   UK