Prizes and bursaries

Prize

Three shortlisted applicants will be given free registration at our Faculty conference for the day on which they make their presentation.

In addition, the winner will receive £250.

How often

Annually

Who can enter

All psychiatrists in training grades and consultants in their first year of practice.

Where presented

Faculty/CTC Residential Meeting (usually held in October)

Rules

  • The prize is awarded on the basis of originality and relevance to general and community psychiatry of submissions for poster presentations and a short oral presentation to the judging panel
  • Applications will be invited at least three months before the annual residential meeting via a faculty mailing; the prize will also be advertised in the Faculty newsletter
  • The top three shortlisted applicants will be asked to make an oral presentation to the Faculty Residential meeting, and will be advised approximately two weeks before the meeting. The prizewinner will be expected to provide a summary article for the Faculty newsletter and the full text of the poster presentation for inclusion on the Faculty web page
  • The judging panel will consist of the Faculty Academic Secretary and two other elected members of the Faculty Executive.

Closing date

Check conference documentation each year.

Submissions 

Please email our conference office.

2019

Oral presentation:

Winner - Dr Giorgianna Passerello for Using Twitter to assess attitudes to schizophrenia and psychosis

Poster presentation:

Winner– Ms Ella Tumelty for Alpha & Beta Oscillatory Activity and its association with Working Memory performance in Schizophrenia

2018

Oral presentation:

Winner – James Bailey for Acute alcohol and drug use in violent suicidal acts: A five year post-mortem study

Poster presentation:

Winner –  Laurence Astill Wright for Understanding public opinion to the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: a qualitative study using Twitter

 

 

Prize

Winner

£250 plus two days’ free registration at our conference, one night at conference hotel, and standard advance travel within the UK (receipts required).

Two runners-up

(Awarded at judges’ discretion): two days’ free registration, one night at conference hotel, and standard advance travel. The conference prize package is for the year in which the prize is awarded and cannot be carried over.

Who can enter

All clinical medical students in the United Kingdom.

Where presented

Our Faculty residential meeting.

Rules

  • The format of the prize will be an essay of up to 3,000 words (excluding references) on a subject set by the Faculty each year.
  • Please use double-spacing and font at 12 pt
  • Marking will be based on content, presentation and scientific merit. Criteria for judging will include clarity of expression, understanding of the literature and evidence, cogency of argument and overall ability to convey enthusiasm and originality within a set word limit
  • Entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by our Executive. Should a minimum standard not be achieved, prizes may not be awarded
  • The winning essay will be published on our website.

Essay title

The essay title for 2020 is “Without Social Psychiatry, there is no Psychiatry. Discuss.”

Closing date

Saturday 29 February 2020.

Submission

Please email your essay, and a 250 word summary.

Since 2013 a small number of projects have been granted up to £2,000 annually by the Faculty to recognise and promote the work of its Members. Projects may relate to quality improvement, service innovation, education and training, improving mental health literacy, public engagement, recruitment etc.

During 2019, we are again awarding up to £2,000 per project up to a maximum of 12 projects in total. These will include two to three projects that clearly relate to promoting the recruitment, retention and development of the psychiatric workforce.

Key criteria

All entries will be scored by our Executive under the following headings:

  • Method(s) and timescale(s) for the project
  • Description of the proposed timescale and method for reporting the project outcomes to us
  • Description of the ways in which the project aligns with the work, aims and objectives our Faculty
  • Description of the ways in which the project will develop in the future and how any learning will be disseminated.

Submission

Please complete an application form and email it by the closing date.

Successful applicants may be invited to present a poster at our annual conference or submit an article for our newsletter.

You will also be required to submit a 1,000 word report within six months of the end date of the project.

If you require any additional information, please email us.

Closing date

The closing date for 2019 applications has now passed.

2019

Name(s)

Project title

AkanumaThe art of nonverbal communication skills for mental health practitioners
BennettQualitative study: Have Foundation doctors found that their rotation in psychiatry has affected their development as doctors?  In what way?
Dale & FinamorePatterns and Costs of Health and Social Care Service Use by People with Severe Personality Disorders in Core Adult Mental Health Services
Evans et alA different perspective: using interactive virtual reality for Psychiatry training
Fitch et al“JudgeMental”; Mental Health Teaching in Secondary Schools delivered by Psychiatrists
Hughes et alLiverpool Psychiatry Summer School 2019
Kar & BarretoMetabolic syndrome in patients treated with antipsychotics: Exploring associated modifiable risk factors
Khan & SamiBridging the divide – screening for cognitive and psychiatric deficits in the neuroinflammatory disorders
Singh & LovejoySupporting the recovery of individuals under psychiatric care via public musical performance and curation of an arts-in-mental-health community
Townsend et alAssessing consistency and temporal evolution of psychopathological features in NMDA receptor-antibody encephalitis
Wisdom & SmithThe Breakfast Club

2017 & 2018

Name(s)

Project title

AbidIntegrating web-based technology to improve psychotherapy outcomes – a pilot study
BrownRelationship between reported childhood adversity and current glucocorticoid function in young people
Chopra and LawtonImproving the experience of patients and carers attending mental health tribunals in Scotland
Christodoulou and Au-YongThe effect of targeted education on the attitudes of hospital-based doctors towards psychiatry
Cooper and AguirreEvaluating the effect of brain food groups on people with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia: a preliminary mixed methodology study
Crimlisk et alFlourishing through your psychiatry undergraduate experiences
Croxford and LivingstoneOpen Dialogue: Design, implementation, and evaluation of an introductory pilot team training in the Haringey Psychosis Service, October 2016 - October 2017
Cunliffe et alConnected worlds: a video project introducing undergraduate students to creative therapeutic approaches and patient narratives on mental health
Dave et alQualitative study to explore the organisational practices associated with high rates of Clozapine prescribing in treatment-resistant schizophrenia in England
Dave, Bridgwood and WalkerIdentifying Indicators of a successful smoking cessation programme in community mental health services
JebreelDevelopment and evaluation of a recently established Balint Group for foundation trainees in an acute hospital setting: Impact on career choice
Lakin et alThe Mind Project (provisional title); producing fivc short documentaries looking at the physiology and effects on quality of life of five different mental health conditions and assessing viewer feedback.
Lister et alImproving training for core trainees in completing Suicide Risk Assessment and Management (SRAM)
ManleyHow and why are student perceptions of psychiatry influenced by the psychiatry placement at medical school? A qualitative study.
Mariner et alPeer Mentoring Service: Measuring the impact of peer mentorship on trainee experience and satisfaction.
Nirodi et alIntroduction of ‘bite-sized’ reciprocal health teaching on a mixed hospital site
PatelPsychEd: Student to psychiatrist in 60 minutes.
PerryDysglycaemia, inflammation and psychosis: Examining the interplay using a large UK birth cohort
Phillipson and TalukdarDevelopment of a polygene score predictive of weight gain in first episode psychosis.
Rajkumar et alLeadership styles used by mental health and acute hospital trusts consultants in East Midlands
Rigby et alPsychiatry ‘Boot Camp’ for doctors new to the NHS, new to psychiatry or those returning to practice.
Ryland et alCollaborative UK and European psychotherapy training project
SinghatehPilot workshop series: The use of applied drama techniques to improve communication and consultation skills
Smith and Mynors-WallisImproving quality of care for people living with bipolar disorder in Poole
Stokes et alDeveloping consensus criteria and treatment suggestions for multi therapy resistant bipolar depression (MTR-BD)
Tandon and WorwoodMulti-disciplinary team communication skills using simulated-learning

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