Applications are open for the British Council Bangladesh Medical Education Baseline Research Grant. There is a government drive in Bangladesh to professionalize and upskill their health sector and there is an opportunity for the UK to support this agenda. There may be other local priority areas for Bangladesh, where the quality and expertise of the UK higher education, research, and skills sectors could develop valuable and mutually beneficial partnerships.
British Council Bangladesh Medical Education Baseline Research Grant aims to
- Deepen the understanding of Bangladesh’s national policies, regulations, priorities and challenges regarding education partnerships and exchanges in the medical education sector through a Bangladesh medical education landscape survey.
- Establish an evidence base of the range and depth of existing government-to-government, institution-to-institution links in the medical education sector between Bangladesh and the UK and other countries, and assess how these exchanges are supporting equity and inclusion in medical education, and helping to build the capacity and capability of the medical education sector in Bangladesh.
- Identify the stakeholders engaged in medical education – including government, professional associations, NGOs, private, local, and international – and the roles they play.
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of current medical education systems.
- Identify gaps in an educational capacity and provide projections of when Bangladesh will be able to meet WHO workforce density guidelines and UHC metrics if action is taken.
- Identify gaps in standards and accreditation in nursing education with reference to the standards required in the UK.
- Identify further gaps that might hinder the mobility of professionals to the UK, e.g. English language.
- Any person resident in the UK with an affiliation to a UK higher education institution.
- The award agreement will be with the institution and not with an individual.
- Although the applicant must be resident in the UK, the research may, in whole or in part, take place outside the UK or by persons not resident in the UK.