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

People applying to the Foundation Programme commencing August 2023 can apply for the Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship.  Successful applicants are awarded a variety of benefits designed to them to understand and explore careers in psychiatry. 

Applications for the 2023 cohort will open on 13 April 2023. 


Psych Star Scheme

Medical students enrolled on a UK full-time medicine degree may be eligible to apply for the Psych Star Scheme, which offers mentoring and financial support for one year and many other fantastic benefits.

We are currently accepting applications for the Psych Star Scheme 2023/24 until 4 April 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