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 wishing to attend an RCPsych in Scotland conference or training 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.

International Congress bursaries

Please check in next Spring to see what RCPsychiS is able to offer when Congress returns to Edinburgh in 2024.

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 2021 RCPsych in Scotland Research Prize was won by Dr Donncha Mullin, for his paper "Mechanisms of Motoric Cognitive Risk – hypotheses based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal cohort studies of older adults".

For further details on our Research Prize and how to apply, please contact Angela Currie.

Other prizes

The College in Scotland is considering hosting Choose Psychiatry in Scotland Awards. 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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