FutureFocus Grant
5 x $2 500 to help fund your overseas placement

You want to help solve global health issues and we'd like to help you

The FutureFocus Grant is an opportunity to receive $2 500 towards the cost of your upcoming overseas placement*, designed to alleviate some of your financial pressures so that you can focus on contributing to the lives of others in a developing community.

The FutureFocus Grant includes:

  • $2 000 to put towards your travel costs
  • $500 to spend on the community you're visiting
  • A GoPro camera so you can capture every moment of your journey


Our 2020 FutureFocus campaign has unfortunately been cancelled due to the global pandemic. 
Please keep an eye out next year for the 2021 launch in May. 

Click here to learn more about previous FutureFocus grant recipients.


If you don't get the grant, don't worry.  We're still here to help you undertake an overseas placement, with our Student Banking Package. 

Our Student Banking Package includes an everyday bank account with an optional overdraft facility and a Platinum credit card packed with rewards and benefits. 

Find out more


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To be eligible for a FutureFocus Grant, you must be enrolled in 2019 in a medical or dental degree at a recognised Australian university and intend to undertake either an elective or voluntary placement in a developing community or country outside of Australia.

*Eligible placement dates: 01 October 2019 - 01 October 2020. 

Applications open on 13 May 2019 and must be received no later than 5:00pm AEST on Friday 30 August 2019. Successful applicants will be notified via phone and email by Wednesday 18 September 2019 and will receive their grant (in the form of a cheque and the GoPro camera) by Friday 4 October 2019. Full terms and conditions can be viewed here. 

Please email futurefocus@boqspecialist.com.au if you have any questions relating to these grants.