Prizes and bursaries

Background

The Gillian Page Prize was established by Mr John Page, a consultant ENT surgeon and his wife  to commemorate their daughter Gillian and promote progress in adolescent psychiatry.

The prize essay may take the form of a research project, a review of a particular topic, a study of some clinical innovation or discussion of topical issue.

Prize

£500

How often

Biennially – next award 2021

Who can enter

CT1-3 trainees in psychiatry in the UK  and ST4-6 trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry in the UK.

If you have recently finished your training, you must be below consultant grade or equivalent at the time your entry is submitted.

Where presented

The prize will be presented at our annual residential meeting, usually held in September.

Rules

  • Email us a title and short protocol of your project for approval by the examiners
  • You can then email your entry in the form of a paper as would be submitted to a journal or in the form of an essay.  This should be of no more than 5000 words including accompanying tables and figures.
  • Papers that have already been accepted for publication in the twelve months preceding the protocol submission date will also be accepted and, in this case, there will be some leeway about word count.  Please submit evidence of acceptance for publication.
  • A collection of articles will not be accepted, but previously published work from the past 12 months may be incorporated into the submission.

A project involving collaboration between workers, whether psychiatrists or in any other discipline, may be submitted, but the prize may be shared between no more than two eligible psychiatrists. In each instance where collaborative work is submitted there should be a clear indication of which parts were undertaken by each worker and a statement to this effect should be signed by all collaborating workers. 

  • Recipients of the prize may be invited to present a report at our residential meeting. 

Closing dates 

Entries are not currently being accepted for the 2021 prize.  Watch this space.

Submissions

Submissions should be made to Stella Galea, Faculty & Committee Manager

Background

The family of the late Dr Margaret Davenport made a bequest to the faculty to establish a prize in her memory.;

Dr Davenport began her psychiatric training at University Hospital, South Manchester at the late age of 47 after gaining experience in general practice in Cheltenham as a Clinical Medical Officer in Manchester and following a career break for family commitments. On consultant appointment Dr Davenport became the driving force behind the development of an enviable family therapy service with a full multi-disciplinary team and a purpose-built day unit. She was an expert in the field of child abuse and child sexual abuse, with a wide experience of assessment and treatment, and continued her involvement in family therapy training into her seventies.

Prize

£100

The winner of this oral presentation prize will be included as a guest at our annual conference and dinner, and the conference fee will be waived.

Allowable costs for travel and accommodation will also be reimbursed retrospectively on presentation of original tickets and receipts for all related expenditure, together with a completed members’ expenses claim form.

How often

Annually

Who can enter

Specialty Trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry ST4-6 (including those on dual training programmes), Specialist Registrars and newly appointed consultants who are within six months of having obtained their CCT by 18 April of the year in which the conference occurs.

Where presented

The prize will be presented at our annual residential meeting, usually held in September.

Rules

  • A speciality trainee or newly appointed consultant can only win the prize once during their career
  • The criteria employed to judge the prize will be as follows:
    • The quality of the abstract of the presentation
    • The degree of innovation within the project
    • The extent to which the methodology is sound and appropriate for the type of project submitted.
  • The prize is judged in two stages.
    • Firstly, our academic sub-group rates all eligible abstracts to produce a shortlist of six.
    • Secondly, an adjudication panel of three, selected by our Executive, assesses the shortlist against the same criteria, adding only the quality of the presentation at the meeting (taking into account differences between poster, short paper, workshop and other presentation styles).
    • The final choice depends on both the rating achieved during stage one, as well as the final standard at the meeting.
  • The spirit of the prize is to recognise the excellence of your work. There can be difficulties when your submission is part of a collaborative effort. The prize is intended for those who have taken the lead in the work that has resulted in the presentation, as well as for the presentation itself. Sometimes this aspect is hard to evaluate by the prize judges. Therefore it is the responsibility of seniors within collaborative groups to be prepared to attest to this criterion if it is in doubt.  

Submission and closing date details

Please refer to conference information.

We've established a prize for the best poster presentation prepared by a specialty trainee or a new consultant.

Prize

£100

How often

Annually

Who can enter

Specialty trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry ST4-6 (including those on joint faculty training programmes with other faculties), Specialist registrars and newly appointed consultants who are within six months of having obtained their CCT by 18 April of the year in which the conference occurs.

Where presented

The prize will be presented at our annual residential meeting, usually held in September.

Rules

  • The criteria employed to judge the prize will be as follows:
    • The quality of the abstract of the poster presentation
    • The degree of innovation within the project
    • The extent to which the methodology is sound and appropriate for the type of project submitted.
  • The prize is judged in two stages:
    • Firstly, the our academic sub-group rates all eligible abstracts submitted to produce a shortlist
    • Secondly, an adjudication panel, selected by our executive, assesses the shortlist against the same criteria, adding only the quality of the poster presentation at the meeting
    • The final choice depends on both the rating achieved during stage one, as well as the final standard at the meeting.
  • The spirit of the prize is to recognise the excellence of your work. There can be difficulties when you are part of a collaborative effort. The prize is intended for those who have taken the lead in the work that has resulted in the presentation, as well as for the presentation itself. Sometimes this aspect is hard to evaluate by the prize judges. Therefore, it is the responsibility of seniors within collaborative groups to be prepared to attest to this criterion if it is in doubt.

Submission and closing date

See conference information.

We have established a prize to promote awareness of child and adolescent psychiatry among medical students.

We invite medical students to submit an essay on a specific topic.

2020 Topic

Watch this space for the 2020 topic 

Prize

£500

The winner will also be offered a free place at the annual trainee conference.

Who can enter

You will be a current clinical medical student in the UK, normally in your third to fifth year.

Rules

  • You are invited to email an original essay of up to 5,000 words on the above topic. It should be illustrated by a clinical example
  • The word count includes footnotes, but excludes the bibliography
  • Your essay should demonstrate an understanding of the child mental health problem being presented and its relevance to the set topic in terms of the child/adolescent, the family and wider context e.g. school, nursery and society 
  • Your essay should demonstrate that a relevant literature review has been completed. It may be based on original work done for assessment at an earlier stage provided it is your own work
  • Please include a short CV
  • Entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by our executive committee. 

Submission 

Please submit essay, together with short curriculum vitae, by email attachment marking the email 'Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Student Essay Prize'. Email your entry to stella.galea@rcpsych.ac.uk

Closing date

Midnight on 6 April 2020

Background

The Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has established an essay prize in the name of Professor Richard Charles Harrington to encourage interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry among trainees and speciality doctors. 

Richard Harrington was professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Manchester, England.   He was an internationally acclaimed academic who was one of the first to identify the existence of childhood depression. He had a prolific research career investigating mood disorders and promoting evidence base in practice. He was an enthusiastic communicator and was able to explain difficult concepts simply to a wide audience.  He would have been keen to continue to promote excellent communication in child psychiatry through this prize.

2020 essay prize topic

Watch this space for 2020 topic

Who can enter

This competition is open to core trainees, specialty trainees and speciality doctors in the United Kingdom

Prize

The winner will receive £100 and a certificate.  The winning essay will be published on the Faculty webpage. The Faculty executive committee will work with the winner to explore additional publication options.

Where presented

The prize will be presented at the annual Faculty conference normally held in September each year.

Rules

  • UK core psychiatric trainees, UK specialty trainees in a psychiatric specialty and UK specialty doctors are eligible to submit an essay.
  • Doctors in either locum or substantive posts are eligible.
  • An essay of up to 2000 words on the above topic should be submitted.
  • The word count includes, where relevant, footnotes but does not include references or bibliography.
  • The essay should demonstrate originality, clarity of expression, comprehension of the literature, cogency of argument and overall ability to convey enthusiasm for the specialty.
  • There will be provision for not awarding the prize, should satisfactory standards not be achieved.
  • Entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by the executive committee. The panel’s decision is final.

Submission

Please submit your essay, together with short curriculum vitae, by email attachment marking the email ‘Harrington Writing Prize’.  Email your entry to Stella Galea, Faculty & Committee Manager stella.galea@rcpsych.ac.uk 

Closing date

Midnight on 26 March 2020

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