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 2024 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 are now closed.

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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.

Applications for the 2024 cohort will be open in Spring.

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The Aggrey Burke Fellowship for Black Medical Students

The Aggrey Burke Fellowship is a 2-year programme for Black medical students at UK universities. It offers are range of benefits including a mentor, CPD fund and a fully funded place at RCPsych International Congress.

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now closed.

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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