Prizes and bursaries in the south west

There’s a range of great prizes and bursaries which Members in the south west can apply for.

Summary

Submit an example of innovation or leadership (either individually or as a team) across the whole spectrum of modern psychiatric practice.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to all Consultants, Associate Specialists and Staff Grades in the South West Division who are either fellows, members or affiliates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Prize

£150 will be awarded to the winner, who will be expected to give a short presentation at the following Autumn Biannual Meeting.

How to enter

Complete an entry and regulations form (PDF) and send it to southwest@rcpsych.ac.uk along with your proposal by Friday 11 October 2019.

2018 winner

Dr Tiff Earle

Summary

Design a poster to display at the Spring or Autumn Biannual Meeting and submit an abstract which will be published in the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

It can be about any aspect of psychiatry, e.g. a piece of research being undertaken, a new research project about to start, or an audit.

The number of posters is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Those considered for the award will be expected to stand by their poster during judging on the day.

Who can enter

It’s open to all Trainees and Specialist Associates working within the South West Division who are members/affiliates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Prizes

£150 will be awarded to the winner and to the presentation demonstrating greatest innovation.

Further prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

How to enter

Send your entry and regulations form (PDF) and abstract to southwest@rcpsych.ac.uk by Friday 11 October 2019

Prize winners Spring 2019 

Dr Andrew Todd, Dr Harriet Greenstone, Dr Katie Wooding

Summary

Submit a poster and an abstract on any aspect of psychiatry to the Spring or Autumn Biannual Meeting.

If successful, your abstract will be published in the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

Those considered for the award will be offered a free place at the Biannual Meeting and will be expected to stand by their poster during judging on the day.

Who can enter?

All Foundation Year Doctors and Medical Students who are members or Student Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and are working or studying in the South West Division on the closing date.

Prize

A prize of £150 will be awarded to the winner and further prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

How to enter

Send your entry and regulations form (PDF) and abstract to southwest@rcpsych.ac.uk by Friday 11 October 2019.

Prize winner Spring 2019

Dr Hiba Khan

Summary

Write a poem with a mental health theme to win. Your poem must not have been published previously. This annual prize is presented at the Spring Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter

Anyone connected with mental health.

You might have previously used or are using mental health services, support a friend or relative who uses or has used mental health services or works within the mental health sector.

How to enter

This prize is closed for submissions.

Prize winners Spring 2019

First Prize - Thin continuous dreaming? by Dr Jennifer Parker (pdf)

Second Prize - From functioning to functional by Clara Edden (pdf)

Summary

Submit an essay of 1,500 words or less on a topic chosen by the SW Executive Committee and relevant to the practice of SW psychiatrists.

The title will be included in the entry form and regulations document.

This prize is awarded annually at the Spring Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter?

Trainees working in the south west.

Prize

The winning essay will be published in the Programme and Abstracts booklet and the winning author will receive £150.

How to enter

This prize is now closed for submissions.   

Prize winner Spring 2019

Dr Elizabeth Shearman

Summary

Submit an essay of 1,500 words or less on a topic chosen by the SW Executive Committee and relevant to the practice of SW psychiatrists.

The title is included in the entry form and regulations document.

This prize is awarded annually at the Spring Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter?

Undergraduate medical students enrolled with medical training establishments in the south west.

Prize

The winning essay will be published in the Programme and Abstracts booklet and the winning author will receive £150.

How to enter

This prize is now closed for submissions.  

 

Summary

Submit an abstract from a research paper on a topic across the whole spectrum of modern psychiatric practice.

You must have written and published the paper in the calendar year before the Autumn Biannual Meeting.

You can nominate yourself, or be nominated by a colleague or a member of the multi-disciplinary team, any College member or the scientific organising committee of the Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter?

Trainee psychiatrists and non-consultants in the south west.

Prize

A prize of £150 will be awarded to the best entry and presented at the Autumn Biannual Meeting.

How to enter

Submit your entry and regulations form (PDF) and proposal to southwest@rcpsych.ac.uk by Friday 11 October 2019

Prize Winner 2018

Dr Ralphy Kenchington

We offer up to 10 bursaries for South West medical students and Foundation Year doctors to present a poster at the South West Spring Biannual Meeting, which is usually held in Devon in May.

Award

Bursaries for medical students include registration fee and travel expenses.

Bursaries for Foundation Year doctors include registration fee only.

Frequency

Annual

Who can apply

Medical Students who have entered the Dr Stephen Dinniss Foundation and Medical Student Poster Prize, who are Student Associates or Foundation Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the prize closing date and who are working or studying in the South West Division area on the date of submission.

Submission

Expense claim forms will be issued by the South West Division office and should be returned along with receipts within 4 weeks of the date of the meeting.

We offer up to 10 bursaries for South West medical students and Foundation Year doctors to present a poster at the South West Autumn Biannual Meeting, which is usually held in Bristol in November.

Award

Bursaries for medical students include registration fee and travel expenses.

Bursaries for Foundation Year doctors include registration fee only.

Frequency

Annual

Who can apply

Medical Students and Foundation Year doctors who have entered the Dr Stephen Dinniss Foundation and Medical Student Poster Prize, who are Student Associates or Foundation Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the prize closing date and who are working or studying in the South West Division area on the date of submission.

Submission

Expense claim forms will be issued by the South West Division office and should be returned along with receipts within 4 weeks of the date of the meeting.

We offer bursaries to the 4 highest scoring South West Trainees who have entered the national International Congress poster prize but have not received a bursary to attend this year.

Award

Bursaries of up to £500 to cover registration fee, subsistence, accommodation and travel expenses.

Frequency

Annual.

Who can apply

The 4 highest scoring South West Trainees who have entered the national International Congress poster prize but have not received a bursary to attend this year.  These Trainees will be contacted directly by the South West Division office.

Submission

Expense claim forms will be issued by the South West Division office and should be returned along with receipts.

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