Prizes and bursaries

To encourage interest in research in addictions, we've established a prize for psychiatric trainees, staff grades and associate specialist doctors who present a poster at our annual meeting.

Prize

£300

  • The conference fee and travel expenses will be reimbursed to the successful candidate
  • Shortlisted candidates will be offered a bursary which covers the conference registration fee, but not travel expenses.

Rules

  • Posters will be judged on originality and relevance to addictions
  • All candidates will be advised approximately six-eight weeks before the meeting and the final prize judging will be made and announced at the meeting
  • The winner will be expected to provide the full text of their poster presentation for inclusion on our website.

Find out how to submit your abstract (pdf).

The closing date for 2018 submissions has now passed.

The prize was presented at our annual meeting, Thursday 26 April and Friday 27 April 2018 in Belfast.

    2018

    Winner-Annika Gibbons for Opiate-dependent service–users knowledge and attitudes towards supervised injecting facilities

    2017

    Winner-Dr Oluwaseun Adeitan for Reduction of inappropriate prescribing of strong opiates in primary care within the Aneurin Bevan Health Board

     

    Prize

    £200

    Who can enter

    Fourth and fifth year medical students in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    Rules

    • Eligible students are invited to submit an original unpublished essay of up to 5,000 words on an aspect of addictions psychiatry of their choice. Your essay should be illustrated by a clinical example of any aspect of medical and psychiatric practice relevant to substance misuse, e.g. General Practice, Accident and Emergency, General Medicine and Public Health.
    • Your essay should demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to addictions with relevant links to other medical specialties.
    • Your essay should be supported by a literature review and should be your own work.
    • The prize will be judged by our Chair and two other members of the Executive Committee.
    • We will cover reasonable travel costs for the winner, along with their registration fee for one day of the conference.

    Submit your essay by email to: stephanie.whitehead@rcpsych.ac.uk.

    The prize will be presented at our annual meeting on Tuesday 30 April-Wednesday 1 May 2019 in London.

    Closing date 

    Midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019.

      We offer an opportunity each year for psychiatric trainees to present a lecture to the Faculty’s Annual Meeting.   The lecture will be presented on Wednesday 1 May 2019 in London.

      Prize

      £300

      Who can enter

      All psychiatric trainees (CT1-ST6 and equivalent), staff grades and associate specialist psychiatrists.

      Rules

      • You are invited to submit a current concise CV and a 400 word abstract of the paper you wish to present.
      • The prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of addictions.
      • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a telephone interview, and the winner offered support and mentoring by the judging panel in developing their lecture.
      • Applications will be judged by our Chair and two other members of our executive committee.

      Submission

      Please email your submission to Stephanie Whitehead.

      Closing date

      Midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019.

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