The Division has a number of bursaries they offer to its members each year to promote recruitment into psychiatry, help financially support attendance at International Congress, and to attend regional, national and international conferences and events.

The South Eastern Division provides five bursaries each year so that two Medical Students/FY Doctors, two Core Trainees and one Higher Trainee can attend the International Congress.

The bursaries are awarded to the presenters of the top-scoring poster abstract submissions to International Congress. You can apply for these as part of the poster abstract submission process. Further information on submitting posters is available on our poster presentations page.

The bursaries for 2024 have now been allocated and the next bursaries will be available in 2025.

For more details about the bursary please email southeastern@rcpsych.ac.uk.

The Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship is a supportive leadership career development programme for NHS leaders with young children who are ambitious in their careers. This course is designed for Clinical and non-clinical staff who are ambitious, passionate about their career development and have young children aged 0-11. The Leaders Plus NHS Fellowship Programme supports parents working in the health service to progress at work into senior leadership positions whilst also balancing commitments as a parent.

The programme is run annually. To find out more about this course, please view the Leaders Plus website.

As a Division, we believe no parent should have to choose between progressing their career to senior leadership and their young children. We therefore offer a bursary to part-fund this course. If you are in a management position have young children and are interested in this course, please contact the Division office to discuss the possibility of being awarded the bursary.

Our division is fully committed to promoting and engaging our members in our activities and enhance their membership experience by offering opportunities to actively participate in learning about, sharing ideas of and raising the standard of psychiatry. To broaden this further, the division has a travel bursary bursary available that will fund/part fund an activity, conference or project that the member wants to attend - regionally, nationally, or internationally - that helps their professional or clinical development, patient care and advance frontiers of psychiatry.

Who is eligible?

  • Our divisional members of different grades including our trainees.
  • Regional and national medical students working in our region.
  • International psychiatrists and psychiatry trainees working in our region.
To find out more about this bursary, please read our Travel Bursary Rules and Regulations, or contact the Division office.


The Division actively promotes recruitment into psychiatry and will support events that help us to achieve this goal. We therefore offer bursaries to help support events led by PsychSocs and Trainees. This includes Spring/Summer/Autumn schools and events around the region that are led by trainees to encourage a career in psychiatry.  We will also offer financial assistance to support overseas psychiatrists and IMGs.

If you're interested to know more about these bursaries, or to apply for funding, then please contact the Division Office.

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