MIGA Elective Grants Program

Supporting medical students in developing communities

MIGA’s Elective Grants Program provides financial assistance to medical students undertaking their electives in developing communities.

Since 2004, we have supported over 100 medical students from across Australia who have participated in electives all around the world.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant travel restrictions we will not be offering the Program in 2020.
 
We hope to recommence the Program in 2021, depending on how the pandemic resolves and on the lifting of travel restrictions.  With you, and the rest of the world, we are navigating uncharted territory.

We remain immensely proud of our Elective Grants Program and the support it provides to medical students and developing communities.  At this time our hearts go out to those communities who are, unfortunately, at significant risk.
 
Thank you for your understanding and we encourage you to stay safe.

The Grants

MIGA offers ten Grants of $3,000, each consisting of:

For medical students

$1,500 to assist in funding your personal elective costs, including travel, accommodation and vaccinations
 

For developing communities

$1,500 to assist in the purchase of medical or other aid for the community visited
 

For Indigenous students

Each year, one of the ten Grants is reserved specifically for awarding to an Indigenous medical student

Discover the potential of an Elective Grant

To see the difference an Elective Grant can make, check out the reports of many past recipients.

These students visited regions all over the world and have incredible stroies and photographs to share.

View report library

Meet our 2019 recipients

Lachlan Davis

Green Pastures Hospital
Pokhara, Nepal

Kaspar Fiebig

Hopitaly Vaovao Mahafaly (Good News Hospital)
Mandritsara, Madagascar

Emily Fitt

Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital
Takoradi, Ghana

Rebekah Kwa

Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, Samoa

Sidonie Matthew

Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service
Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

Jessica Medland

Rift Valley General Provincial Hospital
Nakuru, Kenya

Jessica Mitchell

Christian Medical College
Vellore, India

Brieana Nolan

Western Visayas Medical Centre
Iloilo, Philippines

Marlee Paterson

(Indigenous Grant Recipient)

Port Moresby General Hospital
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Angus Taylor

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital
Kathmandu, Nepal

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