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.


A maximum of four prizes of £200 each are offered, depending on the standard and number of submissions.

  • two prizes of £200 for medical undergraduates
  • two prizes of £200 for foundation doctors.

** Winners and shortlisted candidates will also receive free entry to the London Division Autumn 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.



Who can enter?

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

Where will it be presented?

London Division Autumn Academic Conference, 15 November 2022, 9:30am - 4:30pm.


  • 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.


Please send entries to and CC

Deadline for submissions: 16 October 2022

Current prize winners

Please note - the prize was delayed from Autumn 2021, and awarded in Spring 2022.

Medical Student category


Previous winners

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