Prizes and bursaries 

Annual Essay Prize

The London Division has created a prize for the best submission by a medical undergraduate and foundation doctor within the London Division.

This can be any of the following:

  • an essay written on a subject in psychiatry
  • a research project in psychiatry where the student is either the main author or has made a significant contribution
  • a literature review on a topic in psychiatry
  • an essay on psychiatry which is especially relevant to London, due either to historical importance or another topic of local significance.

** Please note the 2021 prize was delayed and will be awarded in spring 2022, at London Division Awards Ceremony.

Prize

A maximum of four prizes of £100 each are offered, depending on the standard and number of submissions.

  • two prizes of £100 for medical undergraduates
  • two prizes of £100 for foundation doctors.

** Winners and shortlisted candidates will also receive free entry to the London Division Spring Academic Conference (face-to-face event), curated by our Academic Chair, Dr Sotiris Posporelis.

Please note prior to 2019 the prizes were given to medical undergraduates only.

Frequency

Annually.

Who can enter?

Medical undergraduates and foundation doctors currently in the London Division area.

Where will it be presented?

London Division Awards Ceremony, 24 May 2022, 5-7:30pm

Terms

  • The submission should be a maximum word count of 6000 words
  • Research projects should be written in the format normally associated with research articles published in the academic press, and should also include an abstract of no more than 200 words.
  • The submission should be the applicant's own work.
  • The submission should be an original piece and should not have been already published.
  • Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.
  • The submission is to be forwarded as a Word document.

Submissions

Please send entries to jennifer.edwards@rcpsych.ac.uk and CC Gareth.Griffiths@rcpsych.ac.uk

Deadline for submissions: 17 April 2022

Current prize winners

Previous winners

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