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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

 

How to set up a new prize

 

A proposal should be sent to the Dean, c/o the Department of Professional Standards at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB.


The proposal should include:

  • a full description of the prize
  • the target audience the value
  • how often the prize will be awarded
  • justification for the establishment of such a prize
  • who would be eligible
  • whether the proposal is for a College prize or a Faculty, Section or Divisional prize
  • who would examine entries for the prize
  • a suggested closing date.
  • A preliminary budget will need to be prepared. This should be done in collaboration with the Department of Professional Standards (who will consult the College's Finance Department and Treasurer, as necessary) - it may be necessary to include administrative charges.
  • This will then be scrutinised by the Treasurer via the Finance Management Committee and, if necessary, by the Council.
  • The final proposal is sent for consideration to the Education, Training & Standards Committee, whose remit is to ensure that the objectives of the prize are valid educationally sound and that it is appropriately named.
  • If the Education Training and Standards Committee approves the prize, full details will be included in the Prizes Booklet, which is available on the College website.
  • Examiners for all College prizes must be approved by the Education Training and Standards Committee. 
  • If a prize is established by a Faculty, Section or Division, Examiners will need to be approved by the Faculty, Section or Division concerned, and reported to the Education Training and Standards Committee for information.
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