Bursaries & 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 currently have a number of 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 announce 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.


As part of the Choose Psychiatry in Scotland campaign, we have also established Medical Student Essay Prizes to promote awareness of psychiatry amongst medical students. All Faculties in Scotland have submitted either a topic or question. These prizes are now officially open and further information about the competition can be found here. The closing date is Friday 26 February 2021.

In addition, we are hoping to have 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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