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 for the Devolved Nations
Medical students in their final year and due to commence foundation training in either Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland can apply for the Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship for the Devolved Nations, worth up to £3,000 over two years with a range of benefits.
We are currently working with the Devolved Nations on Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship posts for 2021. Further information will be available shortly.
Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship
Medical students in their final year can apply for the Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship, worth up to £3000 over two years, and includes weekly psychiatric supervision and reflective Balint groups, to last for the duration of the foundation programme.
Applications have now closed.
Psych Star Scheme
All medical students are able to apply for the new Psych Star Scheme, which offers mentoring and financial support for one year and other fantastic benefits.
Applications are open until midnight on Monday 12 April 2021.
Medical students in their penultimate year can apply for the Pathfinder Fellowship award, which is worth up to £5000 over three years and comes with a range of fantastic benefits.
We are currently not accepting applications for the Pathfinder Fellowship.
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.
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.