Prizes and bursaries 

Leaders Plus Fellowship - London Division Pilot

Due to our commitment to promote equality and leadership within psychiatry, the London Division are part-sponsoring two places on the 2021 Leaders Plus Fellowship programme. The programme supports parents with young children to combine ambitious career aspirations with caring for their young children. 

Mothers and fathers who are Consultants or SAS Doctors within the London Division can apply if they have children from baby to primary school. The award-winning programme can be accessed during maternity/shared parental leave; babies are most welcome. 

The Leaders Plus Fellowship is a nine-month programme supported by Cambridge University Social Ventures, enabling parents with babies and young children to develop their careers whilst still enjoying time with their young families. Applications are now open for the Spring 2021 cohort and you can watch this short video for a brief overview of what is involved. 

Parents who are selected will share their learning from the programme by developing recommendations for supporting parents to be shared with the London Division at the College. You will also assist with running a half-day event for other parents in the specialty, to share your reflections and learning. 

You can find out more about the programme and the details about the criteria for the part sponsored places on the Leaders Plus website

If you would like to discuss with the London Division before applying through Leaders Plus, please contact Jen Edwards, London Division Manager;

Applications are now closed for 2021.

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.


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.

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



Who can enter?

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

Where presented

London Division Autumn Academic Conference, 24 November 2021.


  • The submission should ideally be between 6000 and 8000 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.


Please send entries to

Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2021

Current Prize Winners

Previous winners

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