By accepting a bursary from Prostate Cancer UK you are also agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions as outlined below. It is therefore important that you read and understand them prior to accepting the bursary.

1.    Scope

1.1) This bursary scheme is designed to enable professionals to access educational initiatives that will further strengthen and improve the care and support they give to men (and their families) affected by prostate cancer and prostate diseases.

1.2) Prostate Cancer UK have a limited number of bursaries available for this scheme and they are intended to cover educational course fees only. Prostate Cancer UK will not cover associated costs such as books, travel or other expenses at this time.

1.3) This bursary scheme is primarily intended to support professionals engaging in educational activity that address the following priority areas.

We welcome bursary applications for all types of professional education related to prostate disease, however, we will prioritise applications for activities that meet our priority areas.

Priority areas:  

•    Prostate cancer diagnosis (e.g. educational activity focused on PSA testing, supporting men at higher risk, and/or new diagnostic tools such as mpMRI)
•    Prostate cancer treatment (e.g. educational activity focused on new or existing treatments for patients)
•    Support for prostate cancer patients (e.g. educational activity focused on managing side effects of treatment, psychological support for patients and families, and/or service improvement).

2.    Eligibility

2.1) The applicant must currently be employed (full or part time) as a registered health, allied health or social care professional in the UK and provide reasonable evidence of this if their application is successful.

2.2) The applicant must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or other appropriate regulatory body, and provide details of this as specified in the application form.  

2.3) The applicant will currently work with men (and/or their families) who have prostate cancer/disease, as a core requirement of their current employment.

2.4) The applicant must demonstrate an on-going professional commitment to the care of men with prostate cancer/disease. This will be assessed by Prostate Cancer UK based on the information the applicant provides in their application form.

2.5) Applications must be submitted at least three months before the start date of the particular course or event.

3.    The Applicant

3.1) The applicant must agree to commit to, and engage with, the requirements and programme of the organisation/institution hosting the educational initiative, for example adhering to rules and regulations regarding attendance, participation and code of conduct.

3.2) The applicant must provide the Education team at Prostate Cancer UK with a copy of their certificate of attendance or similar to confirm they attended the course, within the timeframes outlined in their acceptance letter. Details on how to send this information to the Education team will be provided via email to each successful applicant.

3.3) If the applicant wishes to withdraw from the educational initiative, defer, or is not meeting the necessary course requirements, they must notify the Education team at Prostate Cancer UK immediately. Prostate Cancer UK will engage in discussions with the applicant to discuss the specific circumstances in order to arrive at a workable solution. Applicants in this situation, who are already in receipt of the bursary, may be required to return the bursary in its entirety to Prostate Cancer UK.

3.4) The applicant agrees to completing a short questionnaire and telephone interview conducted by the Education team (or, a partner of) at Prostate Cancer UK to evaluate the bursary scheme.

3.5) The successful applicant may be required to submit a case study evaluating their experience of the educational course. The successful applicant understands that this report may be used by Prostate Cancer UK to advertise the bursary scheme.

3.6) If successful, the applicant agrees to Prostate Cancer UK publicising their receipt of a bursary from the charity.

4.    Prostate Cancer UK

4.1) Prostate Cancer UK will assess each applicant based on their online application and CV. Grants will be awarded at Prostate Cancer UK's discretion.

4.2) Prostate Cancer UK reserve the right to prioritise applications for activities that meet the charity’s priority areas (see clause 1.3 for more information)

4.3) Multiple applications, for more than one educational initiative, submitted by the same applicant will be considered by Prostate Cancer UK. However, Prostate Cancer UK will bear in mind any previous successful applications when making assessments.  

4.4) Prostate Cancer UK aims to respond to applicants with a successful or unsuccessful decision within four to six weeks of receiving the application.

4.5) If the applicant is successful, Prostate Cancer UK will provide them with an official statement of acknowledgement of the bursary to present to the institution/organisation hosting the educational initiative.

4.6) If the applicant is successful, Prostate Cancer UK will pay the agreed bursary directly, and in full, to the organisation/institution hosting the educational initiative, upon receipt of an invoice from the organisation/institution.

4.7) Prostate Cancer UK reserves the right to make reasonable changes to these terms and conditions from time to time, both before and after an applicant receives the bursary.

4.8) As there are a limited number of bursaries available, Prostate Cancer UK reserves the right to offer applicants a partial bursary if this is deemed appropriate. An example of this may be an application for a urology short course, for which prostate cancer/disease is only addressed on the first day.  

5. Queries and Complaints

5.1) Queries about the terms and conditions should be addressed via email to the Education team at Prostate Cancer UK.

5.2) If you have any queries or concerns relating to the processing of your application please contact the Education team.

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