Bursaries and Prizes

Find out more about the bursaries and prizes on offer from the College in Scotland and the Choose Psychiatry in Scotland campaign.

Choose Psychiatry in Scotland Bursaries

Event Bursaries

We still have a number of our event bursaries available . These are applicable to any medical student or foundation doctor based in Scotland. Due to the pandemic, the College is Scotland is pleased to advise that these bursaries can be used to attend ANY RCPsych virtual event. Take a look at our Event Calendar to see what's on.

To apply, please complete the application form and return to Susan Richardson.

Please note to be eligible, you must be a registered Student Associate or Foundation Doctor Associate of RCPsych.


Networking Bursaries

We also have a limited number of networking bursaries available. These are applicable to Consultant Psychiatrists or Higher Trainees who are engaged, or want the opportunity to engage, with medical students in their locality and/or Foundation Doctors who are on their psychiatry placements in Scotland.

To apply, please complete the application form and return to Susan Richardson.

This type of bursary has been utilised to positive effect in NHS Lanarkshire where a number of foundation lunches have taken place. Interested? Dr Neera Gajree has kindly developed a template to assist with the organisation of these as well as providing the presentation used during the informal event. Get in touch for further information.


Research Prize

The 2020 RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize was won by Laura McWhirter, for her paper “Functional cognitive disorders – a systematic review”.

Applications are now open for the 2021 Research Prize. A prize of £500 is available and the winner will be expected to present their work at a future meeting of RCPsych in Scotland. The aim of this prize to reward recently completed clinical research in the field of psychiatry.

Take a look at the flyer for more information and email submissions to angela.currie@rcpsych.ac.uk by 30 November 2021 with a covering email or letter saying what part you have played in the research. Please note this should be a paper submitted to, or published in, a peer-reviewed journal in 2020/21 and is open to all categories of membership (Members, Specialist Associates, Affiliates, Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainees, etc.) in good standing who have been in their present category of membership for less than ten years.


Other Prizes

The College in Scotland is considering hosting Choose Psychiatry in Scotland Awards available in late 2021. Watch this space!

If you have any ideas or thoughts about the types of bursary or prizes we could offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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