Awards, prizes and bursaries

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

Pathfinder Fellowships

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.

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Psychiatry Foundation Fellowships

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.

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Regional and specialty-based

Our divisions 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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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.

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Get in contact to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry