Awards, prizes and bursaries

There are lots of opportunities to apply for funding to support your psychiatry studies, through bursaries and award schemes run by the College.

Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship

Medical students in their final year can apply for the Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship.  Successful applicants are awarded a variety of benefits, including a grant, weekly psychiatric supervision and reflective Balint groups, to last for the duration of the foundation programme.

Applications for the 2023 cohort have not yet opened.

The Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship is changing from 2023. We anticipate that application to the PFF scheme will take place after allocation to Foundation Programmes and the application process will be separate from the UKFPO application process. Details of how to apply will be available shortly.

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Psych Star Scheme

Medical students who are not in their final year are eligible to apply for the Psych Star Scheme, which offers mentoring and financial support for one year and many other fantastic benefits.

We will be accepting applications for the Psych Star Scheme 2023/24 in Spring 2023.

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Regional and specialty based

Our Divisions and Devolved Nations run regional award schemes, while faculties offer opportunities relating to sub-specialties. We also have special interest groups (SIGs) which offer prizes to medical students and foundation doctors.

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RCPsych Awards

The RCPsych Awards mark the highest levels of achievement in psychiatry and have now been extended to include awards for medical students and foundation doctors.

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Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry