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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Student Presentation Elective and Research (SUPER)Bursaries

The Royal College of Psychiatrists offers bursaries to medical students looking for financial support with their electives in psychiatry or to undertake research in the UK or overseas.


What can I apply for?

There are a number of bursaries which are offered in three types of activities.

To undertake an elective in psychiatry

  • £150 per week for a maximum of 8 weeks (total £1,200)

To undertake a period of research on a psychiatry related topic

  • £150 per week for a maximum of 8 weeks (total £1,200)

To prepare a research presentation

  • £100 for submissions in the UK

  • £150 for submissions abroad

The bursaries are intended to cover travel, accommodation, subsistence and fees (if applicable) to further study, to widen academic research skills or to undertake voluntary clinical experience relevant to psychiatry.


Am I eligible?

The bursaries are open to undergraduate medical students enrolled on a full time course of studies in medicine at a medical school in the UK, who are Student Associates of the College and have not received this bursary of the pathfinder fellowship previously.

If you’re not a Student Associate yet – signing up is easy, free of charge and offers a range of benefits. Find out more.


How do I apply?

To apply, please complete out this application form and send it along with the required supporting documents to The application period closes on Sunday 25 February 2018 at midnight.

Good luck with your application!

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