HOPE4HEALTH (H4H) annually provides financial assistance for medical and allied health students to meet their elective travel costs, as well as provide a contribution for funding of medical equipment or aid needed by the community they plan to visit.
This financial help is provided through the HOPE4HEALTH International Elective Grant. These grants help ensure that medical and allied health students can undertake an elective in a developing country and contribute to the level of medical care. The goal of this grant is to increase the exposure of HOPE4HEALTH members to international health work. We believe that this exposure will encourage greater participation and engagement in developing health care by the students involved.

See below for grant application requirements, expectations and other FAQ's including application dates.

Also! If you are going on placement and want to take donated medical equipment with you, get in touch with Student Elective Aid (sea@hope4health.org.au)

How many grants are available?
In 2018, there will be 8 x $500 grants on offer
Of these 8 grants,
• 1 x $500 grant will be set aside specifically for a Dentistry student
• 1 x $500 grant will be set aside specifically for an Allied Health student
• 6 x $500 grants are available to Medical students, however only 1 grant is awarded per block

Which students are eligible to apply?
• The elective placements must be for a minimum of 4 weeks
• The student must be a medical student or a Dentistry/Allied health student in their final year of study.
• The electives must be undertaken in a Developing Country defined as having a Human Development Index (<0.7) according to the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Report 2013 (indicator table: http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdr2013_en_summary.pdf) Grant requirements and expectations Of the $500 grant, at least $400 must be used for a purpose that supports the needs of the hospital or clinic where the elective will be undertaken. For example, it could be used for: • medical supplies; • medical/surgical equipment (utilised with Student Elective Aid) • medical texts and other educational tools; • or to support a specific program. The medical equipment or other aid can be purchased prior to the student’s departure with the assistance of H4H or can be purchased directly by the community via their usual operating procedures as long as an invoice for the donated aid can be sent to H4H for transfer of the funds. Utilising the stocked medical equipment from HOPE4HEALTH's Student Elective Aid (SEA) would be a great idea and would be looked on favourably to help mobilise the medical equipment we have and getting it to areas of medical need. A maximum of $100 may be used for travel expenses such as excess baggage fees for transporting supplies. If you receive a grant, it is expected that you to write a report of your elective (complete with images) for release in a H4H publication or equivalent. How to apply After reading through the information provided on this page, please click the link below to fill out the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/AYy9DeOjdvVEwwAJ3 Judging of applications Applications will be assessed according to their eligibility, quality of the submission, community need and utilisation of the donation. Applications will be de-identified and judged by H4H’s International Officers with mediation from other relevant members of the team. Successful applicants will be notified by email within 2 weeks of the due date. Deadline for applications Block Block dates (Medical students) Grants available* Application deadline (Medical students) 7 15 January – 04 March 2018 2 15 December 2017 8 05 March – 22 April 2018 1 05 February 2018 9 23 April – 10 June 2018 1 23 March 2018 10 25 June – 12 August 2018 1 25 May 2018 11 13 August – 30 September 2018 1 13 July 2018 *Grants which have not been claimed will be added onto later blocks. Contact If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact H4H’s International Health Coordinators at international@hope4health.org.au [/av_textblock] [/av_one_full][av_hr class='default' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' av_uid='av-21i3jf'] [av_one_half first av_uid='av-1wazff'] [av_image src='http://hope4health.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DSC01984-300x199.jpg' align='center' animation='no-animation' link='' av_uid='av-1r5hyj'] [/av_one_half] [av_one_half av_uid='av-1lx53f'] [av_textblock av_uid='av-1hgfln'] LEFT: Tess Asgill, 2013 Griffith MBBS graduate, with the community medicine Professor and director of Manipal Teaching Hospital, Nepal. With the grant money, Tess was able to provide the hospital with an array of medical supplies including specialist ENT supplies, surgical instruments and basic examination supplies such as blood pressure monitor and ECG paper. GALLERY BELOW: Angeline Papajcsik & Samantha Nataatmadja, 2013 Griffith MBBS graduates, also received the grant in 2013 and travelled to Tanzania together where they The Uzima Mission Clinic in Mwandege. The clinic runs on donations alone and serves the local community – seeing over 100 people daily and delivering 50-60 babies/month. [/av_textblock] [/av_one_half] [av_heading heading='Gallery of Past Recipients' tag='h3' color='' style='' padding='10' av_uid='av-17irtv'] [av_one_full first av_uid='av-134z9v'] [av_gallery ids='1666,1665,1662,1663,1664,1657,1686' style='thumbnails' preview_size='portfolio' thumb_size='portfolio' columns='3' imagelink='lightbox' av_uid='av-uv4a3'] [/av_one_full] [av_textblock av_uid='av-sphiz'] Click here to add your own text [/av_textblock] [av_textblock av_uid='av-ksygz'] Click here to add your own text [/av_textblock] [av_textblock av_uid='av-e9zd7'] Click here to add your own text [/av_textblock] [av_textblock av_uid='av-9fx5v'] Click here to add your own text [/av_textblock]